New bus shelters, lighting and kerbside upgrades will make accessing public transport even easier in the Tweed, with local community groups now able to apply for a share of $3.2 million from the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants scheme.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said applications were now open for the biennial grants, which build upon the NSW Government’s vision to help make public transport a first-choice option for locals.
“I know what a difference projects like these make to locals, so I’m encouraging Tweed Shire council, local transport operators, schools and community organisations to apply for the grants,” Mr Provest said.
“Successful applicants will be eligible for $11,500 for each new bus shelter, and $2,500 for each shelter they want to upgrade to meet modern accessibility standards.”
Previous successful applications have seen funding allocated to new and upgraded bus shelters, security lighting, new bus stop seats, timetable information boards and tactile indicators.
“Programs like this boost access to services for all residents because all projects are required to meet the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.”
Applications will close on 30 September this year, with the successful applicants informed in early 2022. For more information on the program, visit: https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/operations/community-transport-operators/country-passenger-transport-infrastructure-grants-scheme