Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today invited councils, transport operators and community groups to apply for $1.4 million in grants to improve public transport infrastructure in country NSW.
Ms Berejiklian said the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grant Scheme funds projects which directly benefit customers in 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,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Hundreds of projects have been funded through the transport infrastructure grant program to increase awareness and 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.
“Other examples include improvements to transport infrastructure throughout Murrumbidgee and upgraded facilities in Cessnock to meet disability standards.
“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.”