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Winning road safety upgrades and United Nations awards

Premier Weatherill with Gail Fairlamb and Rachael Leverton

Local community members across the state are winning, following the release of details of twelve community road safety projects nominated by South Australians.

Under the Residents Win grant program (http://www.residentswin.sa.gov.au/), individuals and communities can nominate projects to improve local road safety, giving people who live in a community a way to help improve their neighbourhoods.

Residents Win is another example of the State Government’s focus on involving South Australians in the decisions that affect them.

It’s Fund my Community program, for example – which recently won the 2017 United Nations (UN) Public Service Award, beating 500 nominations from 62 countries – has involved almost 7,500 people in allocating $3 million to local communities since it began in 2014.

In addition, $40 million in funding was announced in the recent State Budget to help South Australians make the decisions that will help or improve their communities through the Fund my Neighbourhood program.

With so many ways to get involved, why not take up the opportunity to make a change in your local community today?

Full list of successful Residents Win projects:

  • Catalyst Foundation ($139,803) for a pilot program in Playford to address barriers for older people using public transport
  • City of Port Adelaide Enfield ($3,300), for initial project scoping and community engagement for pedestrian improvements on Newman Street, Semaphore
  • City of Unley ($30,000) in partnership with Goodwood Primary School to improve crossing safety for children through installing a school crossing and kerb build outs
  • City of West Torrens ($7,360) in partnership with Ashford Treetop School to improve crossing safety for students arriving to school
  • Coorong District Council ($6,500) in partnership with Tintinara Action Club to install a school crossing to improve safety for Tintinara Area School students
  • Coorong District Council ($36,700), for installation and purchase of solar lights along Narrung Road to create a safer walking and cycling path into Meningie
  • Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council ($30,000) for the detailed designs along Blyth Road, Clare to improve safety for school students walking to and from school
  • District Council of Tumby Bay ($75,000) in partnership with the Tumby Bay Progress Association for the construction of a sealed shared pathway along Tumby Bay foreshore to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety
  • Flinders Park Primary School ($70,000) in partnership with Nazareth Catholic Community, for a range of footpath and fencing artwork along Hartley Road to encourage students to walk to school
  • Grange Primary School ($42,500) to improve crossing safety for children
  • Keith and Tintinara District Show Society ($20,250), to improve pedestrian and cyclist access and safety entering into the Keith and Tintinara Showgrounds
  • McLaren Vale Bowling Club ($125,250) in partnership with Montessori Children’s Centre for the creation of an age friendly hub and safer access for pedestrians and cyclists to both organisations.
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