Councils across Victoria are being invited to apply for a share of $500,000 in funding for better local taxi facilities through the latest round of the $5 million Taxi Rank Safety Program (TRSP).
Taxi ranks and associated infrastructure are critical transport hubs in local communities, in shopping and entertainment precincts.
The TRSP provides local councils with grants to install new infrastructure or improve existing facilities, to make waiting for a taxi safer, easier and more comfortable.
More than 40 Councils have benefited from the program since it was established in 2009 under the former Labor Government, installing infrastructure including new seating and shelters, better lighting and CCTV coverage.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan
“Taxi ranks are a critical transport hubs in many communities, particularly in shopping and entertainment areas where people often catch cabs.”
“The Taxi Rank Safety Program offers local Councils the funding they need to install new infrastructure or improve existing facilities, to make waiting for a taxi safer, easier and more comfortable.”
“I encourage all councils to identify the improvements to their community needs, and apply for funding through this critical program.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is improving taxi infrastructure across Victoria, and working closely with the industry and users to improve services for passengers.”
Reviewed 10 February 2021