Four Driver Reviver sites in the Great Southern have received funding under the first round of the Commonwealth Government’s Driver Reviver Program.
Funding will be used to install much-needed signs promoting road safety messaging and raising awareness of life-saving rest sites.
Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson said the funding was fantastic news for communities, with travel having recommenced as COVID-19 restrictions ease.
“Four Driver Reviver sites at Cranbrook, Katanning, Kojonup and Williams have received federal funding to invest in high-impact signs raising awareness of nearby rest facilities and keeping road safety at the front of drivers’ minds,” Mr Wilson said.
“This will support their vital work providing a much-needed break and cuppa for our drivers, their families and friends, which helps keep all our road users safe by tackling driver fatigue.”
“This comes at a critical time for these Driver Reviver sites, which have started opening to the community again as COVID-19 travel restrictions ease and more people get back on our roads, including for long trips during peak holiday periods.”
34 Driver Reviver locations across the nation have received funding in this round from the Australian Government.
A full list of Round 1 grant recipients is available at https://www.grants.gov.au.
For more information on the Australian Government’s road safety initiatives, including the Office of Road Safety, visit www.officeofroadsafety.gov.au.