A grant of $3,309 through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Programme will assist in the securing of a kit of road racing traffic signage for the Dubbo Cycle Club.
The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said Club had to buy the signage due to regulations imposed this year by the NSW Roads and Maritime Service [RMS].
Mr Coulton said funding will help the Dubbo Cycle Club, which has trained 15 volunteers to safely control traffic during road racing events in various locations.
“The use of the signs will be compulsory by 2018,” Mr Coulton said.
“It is required that the Dubbo Cycle Club obtain a more complete kit of traffic control signs for hosting its regular road racing events held in Geurie, Wongarbon, Mogriguy, Brocklehurst and Dubbo.
“This will enable to continue a participative culture within the community and contributing to a more vibrant and more viable community,” he said.
The overall cost of the project is $6,618, with the Stronger Communities Programme contributing half of the overall cost.
Caption: Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton with Dubbo Cycle Club President, Matthew Gilbert.