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Rockhampton Praised for Excellence in Road Safety

By David Bell

Rockhampton Regional Council has been recognised on a national scale for its efforts to improve road safety throughout the area.

A commendation for excellence in road safety was presented to the council at the National Awards for Local Government after it implemented a ten-year plan to make areas safer.

Councillor Glenda Mather, the council's infrastructure committee chair, noted that the award shows just how highly the local authorities regard the safety of residents.

She continued: "As our region continues to grow it is extremely important that we maintain a safe transport system.

"This can only be effective when all road users obey the law and drive to road conditions."

Factors such as road safety often play an important role for people when deciding on the perfect place to buy or rent, particularly if they have a young family. This latest award means that  real estate in Rockhampton is ticking yet another box for his demographic.

Rockhampton Council recently announced the latest round of recipients for its community assistance program, which provides support through one-off grants and sponsorship.

A total of $33,467 is being made available to 11 groups and projects, which the council hopes will bring far reaching benefits to the wider community, as well as encourage others to ask for funding.

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