$1.4 million in grants up for grabs

Country NSW operators have been invited to apply for $1.4 million in grants for rural public transport infrastructure

June 8, 2012

Operators, councils and community groups
have been
invited to apply for $1.4 million in grants to improve public transport infrastructure in country NSW.

Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian says the $1.4 million available under the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grant Scheme aims to fund public transport projects
for rural, regional and remote communities.

"Communities across the State will benefit from projects such as new bus and taxi shelters, bus stop signage, interchanges, and better lighting and security," she says.

"Transport for NSW is now accepting applications for a new round of grants which will improve safety, comfort and accessibility for transport customers in country NSW.

"I encourage operators, community groups and councils to apply for worthwhile projects in their communities."

Berejiklian says hundreds of projects have been funded through the program to increase patronage of local public transport.

"The grants have seen new bus stop shelters in towns from Bega Valley to Walgett and Broken Hill to Tweed," she says.

Applications close on 31 August 2012.

Visit http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/content/country-passenger-transport-infrastructure-grants-scheme-cptigs to apply.

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