Fed Govt allocates $50M to NSW ‘black spots’

The Federal Government will fund safety upgrades at 147 dangerous crash spots in NSW, under the latest round of Black Spot Program funding.

According to Infrastructure Minister Micheal McCormack, NSW will receive $50.6 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2020-21 funding round.

“By specifically targeting road locations with a history of crashes for safety upgrades such as lighting, signage, traffic lights and roundabouts, the Black Spot Program reduces crashes causing injury and death at those sites by around 30 per cent,” he said.

“One accident, one injury, one death is one too many. Safer roads save lives and these 147 Black Spot projects across New South Wales will make an important contribution towards reducing the road toll.”

Assistant Road Safety Minister Scott Buchholz said the investment would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the state.

“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of 19 fatalities and 730 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years,” he said.

“We are committed to making sure those living and travelling through NSW are able to do so more safely by providing the infrastructure they want, need and most importantly deserve.”

The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the NRMA, NSW Federation of Parents and Citizens Associations, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, NSW Police and state and local government.

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