Funding to fix 33 black spots in Western Australia

The Australian Government announced this week that it will invest $55.1 million in funding for 216 dangerous Black Spots across New South Wales.The Federal Government has committed $15.4 million to Western Australia for 2020-21 funding under the Black Spot Program. 

This will allow 33 dangerous crash sites in the state to be fixed.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said this major investment is part of the Federal Government’s commitment to improving roads right across the nation.

“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of three fatal and 124 crashes causing injuries over the past five years,” he said.

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 33 Black Spot projects across Western Australia would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on WA roads.

“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found, on average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent,” Mr. Buchholz said.

The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at road locations where serious crashes have occurred or are at risk of occuring.

Program priorities are determined by representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia, Western Roads Federation, Road Safety Commission and state and local government.

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