SUPPORT FOR TWEED SHIRE ABORIGINAL YOUTH TO ACCESS TRANSPORT

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George MP today announced the NSW Government is providing $75,000 funding for the Aboriginal Youth Transport Tweed Project run by Tweed Byron Ballina Community Transport.

“The funding will improve access to transport for Aboriginal youth in the Tweed Shire,” Mr George said.

“This is a big step towards helping young Aboriginal people between 12 to 18 years old living in and around the Murwillumbah area who have limited access to cars and public transport.”

This initiative aims to help young people attend social and recreational services in the region safely.

“Having access to transport is a necessity for young people as it connects them with the community,” Mr George said.

“The funding will be used to encourage young people to use transport services tailored for their intended trip and helps them customise their own trips.”

The Aboriginal Youth Transport Tweed Project is part of the NSW Government’s Regional Transport Coordination Program, which provides funding for initiatives to improve transport services for regional communities.

“The Government allocates funding for organisations involved in improving transport options for people who have limited access to a car or public transport or those who are less mobile or socio-economically disadvantaged,” Mr George said.

More information about the Regional Transport Coordination Program and how to apply for funding can be found at transport.nsw.gov.au.

The Aboriginal Youth Transport Tweed Project will begin on 1 December 2013 and run for 12 months.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577