Friday, 26 May 2017
Young children and families in the Yarra Valley will soon learn how to be safe on bikes.
Member for Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane announced that local Early Childhood Management Services and Yarra Valley Preschool will receive $2,300 for a project to teach young children bike safety skills.
The preschool will design a safe bike track which will be used to teach young children and families in the area about the bike safety.
New bikes and equipment will also be purchased so that children can learn bike skills in a safe, playground setting.
The funding is part of the Transport Accident Commission’s Community Road Safety Grants Program which provides grants of up to $25,000 to community and not-for profit groups to promote road safety.
The preschool was amongst 20 Victorian community groups to receive Community Road Safety Grants in the latest round.
For more information visit www.tac.vic.gov.au/about-the-tac/grants/community-road-safety-grants
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Metropolitan Shaun Leane
“Congratulations to Yarra Valley Preschool for this exciting proposal to teach young children and families how to be safe on bike.”
“It’s so important that we work together to make our roads safer for families and our local community.”
“I encourage local community groups and organisations with an idea to promote road safety to apply for the next round of the TAC’s community grants program.”