ANDERSON URGES COMMUNITYTO HELP IMPROVE PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is urging councils, transport operators and community groups in the local region to apply for a share of around $3.3 million in grants to improve the customer experience on public transport.
Mr Anderson said this is an opportunity for local communities to see upgrades to local facilities which will make using public transport a more pleasurable experience.
“I would like to see improved infrastructure for customers using public transport which is why I am encouraging councils, operators, schools and community groups to identify the community needs and apply to support their local transport services.
“This grant program supports projects that directly benefit customers in rural and regional communities travelling on services contracted by Transport for NSW.
“The community has the opportunity to benefit from funding that can provide infrastructure such as new bus shelters, improvements to existing shelters, signage or better lighting and security.
“We are a growing region and as we grow our public transport needs will increase so this is a great opportunity to invest in projects that will support our current and future infrastructure needs.”
Applicants will welcome the simplified application process which is completed on-line at https://transportnsw.smartygrants.com.au/CPTIGS2015-17.
Guidelines and further information are available from http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/content/country-passenger-transport-infrastructure-grants-scheme-cptigs
Applications close at midnight on 30 September 2016.