RAA, the peak motoring body in South Australia, has recently announced a grant funding allocation for seventeen community projects in South Australia. The primary goal is improve regional and rural safety in areas that face unique challenges.

Projects set to receive funding include the construction of safety fencing between the race track and public area at the Taitiara Karting Club, and proper signage for the drop off area at Clare Primary School.

The senior manager for strategic communications at RAA, Amanda Trainor, explained how remote communities are often faced with limited funding when compared to urban areas.

“The grant recipients include sporting clubs, schools and community groups across the State from Ceduna to Mount Gambier,” she explained.

“But the grants are not confined to projects around traffic and vehicles. We are pleased to be providing safety equipment to the volunteers upgrading the historic trust property of Olivewood in Renmark.”

This will mean good news for construction workers, as the chance of injury is always raised on large projects such as these.

In addition, the Port Elliot Surf Lifesaving club has received funding to upgrade the engines onboard the inflatable rescue boats (IRBs).

“Although it was difficult making the final selection, we feel the total grant pool of $54,720 has gone to projects that have the potential to really improve safety and even save lives in rural communities,” said Ms Trainor.