Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has welcomed a new safety measure that will be arriving through round three of the Safer Roads Program.

The new project includes $41,250 for The Bucketts Way to install vehicle activated signs (VAS) through the Liveable and Safe Urban Communities Program. This is an addition on the $20 Million that the Federal Government has allocated to help improve the safety of The Bucketts Way.

“We know living in regional NSW often means a lot more time spent on our roads – and this program is about making those roads as safe as possible,” Mr Bromhead said.

“Every life matters, and that’s why we’re investing in life-saving measures across our road network to see that every motorist who sets off on a journey makes it home to their family and friends.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said this latest round of funding would see 207 new projects commence, bringing the total to $258 million for work on 383 projects next financial year.

“These are projects designed to save lives. We are committed to reducing the state’s road toll and the measures we are investing in through this program will prevent the loss of more than 1500 lives and serious injuries on our roads over 15 years,” Mr Toole said.

The Liveable and Safe Urban Communities program forms part of the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program, which is a five-year, $822 million program.  More than $300 million has already spent over the last two years.

The Safer Roads Program comprises of the Saving Lives on Country Roads, and Liveable and Safe Urban Communities initiatives, which see targeted projects delivered for both the bush and city.