LGA ARSC Scholarship

Applications for ARSC 2024 LGA Scholarship are open.

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Thanks to the generous support of the Safe Local Roads and Streets Program (SLRSP), funded by the Transport Accident Commission and delivered in partnership with the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP), the ARSC2024 Organising Committee is delighted to offer the Victorian LGA Scholarship program.

Each year, around 40% of fatal and serious injury TAC claims occur on local roads that are managed and maintained by LGAs. The TAC, in collaboration with the DTP, have developed a new program, SLRSP to fund and support LGAs to deliver upgrades on their local roads, intersections, and precincts by 2027 – with allocations of up to $2 million issued for priority road safety projects.

The SLRSP aims to:

  • Transform the road network through the implementation of proven, cost-effective Safe System infrastructure to reduce the number of fatal and serious (MAIS 3+) injuries on local roads
  • Enhance or build Safe System capacity and capability in LGAs

 

These scholarships are aimed specifically at those who would be otherwise unable to attend the ARSC conference 2024. Note that applicants for this scholarship do NOT have to submit a conference abstract to be eligible.

Further information:

Victorian LGA Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be a Victorian Local Government employee
  • Must be directly working on the planning, design, delivery or evaluation of road infrastructure and speed management treatments e.g., traffic engineers, urban designers etc. This may include LGA employees at any level including executives, managers, senior officers or junior officers.
  • Must be 18 years or over
  • Must not be receiving a scholarship or other funding assistance from another entity to participate in the conference

 

Scholarship Inclusions

  • ARSC2024 Full Conference Registration (in person)
  • Return economy flights
  • Accommodation (including breakfast) during the conference
  • Dinner Vouchers (morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch are included in the Conference)
  • Airport transfers e.g., train, bus or taxi

 

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

  • The review panel’s decision is final
  • The review panel can offer some or all of the inclusions listed above at their discretion
  • Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the full conference, especially the Local Government Network pre-conference event and keynote presentations
  • Scholarship recipients will need to provide a brief report for the TAC, DTP and the ARSC2024 Organising Committee evaluating the conference and detailing how they will be able to continue to contribute to road safety within their community, including initiating policy reforms, community engagement and industry initiatives (i.e. the benefits of attending) post conference
  • Some costs will be incurred by the recipient and then reimbursed, i.e. Transfers. All reimbursements must accompany a full tax receipt

When do applications close?

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday 30 April 2024.  Successful applicants will be notified.