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Providing a better future for our rural commuters

The Queensland Government community road safety grant program is proud to be supporting the Julia Creek Bike Safety Track. Julia Creek is a small town of only 400 people, meaning that residents don’t regularly experience heavy traffic and road use like those in larger cities.

As Julia Creek only houses a primary school, children move away to larger towns for high school. This leaves our primary schoolers without an older sibling to learn from, which results in having little to no experience in interacting with road situations in more built-up areas.

Through the funded project, the children of Julia Creek have full access to a purpose built bike track, which will offer a range of traffic scenarios in a safe and controlled environment. This gives the young residents of Julia Creek, first hand experiences and skills that they’ll need to be able to navigate their way through the big cities safely and confidently.

Check out the great pictures of the Grand opening and the track being put to good use!

Click here to read more on how communities are using their road safety grant money. Think you’ve got a great idea to help people out? Apply for a community road safety grant now. Apply for a StreetSmarts community road safety grant.

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