The latest round of the Federal Government’s black spot program will see 51 dangerous crash sites in Queensland improved.
The state will receive $25.3 million in funding for 2020-21. The program aims to fund important safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes have occured.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the government want to help Australians get home sooner and safer.
“…especially regional Australians who make up about a quarter of our national population but account for more than half of the roads deaths,” Mr. McCormack said.
“The 51 Black Spot projects across Queensland will therefore make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on our roads.”
The high priority locations being funded have seen a total of 12 fatal and 233 crashes causing injury recorded over the past five years.
The panel which reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Queensland Police Service, Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, Queensland Trucking Association, Bicycle Queensland, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (Queensland University of Technology) and state and local government.
- Increased funding for Canberra black spots to improve safety
- Black spot upgrade for Northern Territory
- $25M for WA black spots