Boorowa’s Driver Reviver Van will be revamped thanks to $20,000 in state government funding.
Member for Goulburn Pru Goward announced the funding in Boorowa on Tuesday. Liberal Candidate for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman said the facility provides much-need respite for drivers.
“The caravan serves coffee and tea and encourages drivers to take a break on their journey. Having breaks is important for road safety,” Ms Tuckerman said.
“The funding will provide a comfortable, clean and safe environment for the volunteers.
“The Boorowa Lions Club operate the Driver Reviver during school holidays, public holidays and over the Christmas period. This year, over the two weeks of Christmas, the van was responsible for 1273 cups of coffee.
“The program has 44 volunteers from Boorowa Lions, the CWA, Rotary and Men’s Den.”
Minister for Racing Paul Toole said the grant was funded through the Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants program.
“More than $50 million in funding is being provided during this current term of government for projects across sport and recreation, emergency preparedness, and arts and culture,” Mr Toole said.
These grants are funded by a contribution from the state’s registered clubs to reinvest profits from gaming machines back into community projects.