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New program to improve NSW road safety

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The first round of funding from the new Towards Zero Safer Roads Program is being distributed, aiming to increase the safety of regional roads across New South Wales.

Under the new program, planning will be prioritised for 27 new projects which will also include the completion of a further 11 safety upgrades across regional New South Wales.

This program also aligns with the 2026 Road Safety Action Plan which builds on previous programs that are estimated to save up to 1550 serious injuries and lives. This plan outlines new targets to reduce deaths and serious injuries on NSW roads by 30 per cent, by 2030. This also forms part of a larger goal to achieve zero fatalities or serious injuries on NSW roads by 2050.


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Regional Transport and Roads Jenny Aitchison said the investment would help to ensure that the state is on the right path towards reducing injuries and deaths on regional roads.

“This initial $41 million investment for 38 projects will help make the journeys on regional state roads safer, now and into the future, as we strive towards our goal of zero deaths or serious injuries on NSW roads,” Aitchison said.

For a full list of new projects, click here.

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