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Media Release: Black Spot Program Brings Safety Benefits in Bradfield
$203,700 in funding for two black spot roads projects in Bradfield will bring important safety benefits. The funding is provided under the Morrison Government’s Black Spot Program.
$185,000 will go to upgrade the pavement at the Comenarra Parkway near Howsen Avenue in Turramurra. $18,700 will go towards upgrading the intersection of Eastern Road and Kintore Street in Wahroonga.
Federal Member for Bradfield, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.
“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input and I encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack announced New South Wales would receive $50.6 million over two years under the latest round of program funding.
“The Federal Government’s record investment in upgrading roads is saving lives right across the nation,” Mr McCormack said.
“As a regional Member for Parliament, I know first-hand how road crashes causing death and injury affect smaller communities.”
“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.”
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said under the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020, the Australian, State and Territory Governments have committed to reducing the numbers of deaths and serious injuries recorded on the nation’s roads by at least 30 per cent by 2020.
“Fixing the 147 black spots identified in New South Wales over the next 24 months will play a crucial role in helping us achieve that goal,” Mr Buchholz said.
“We are committed to making sure those living and travelling through New South Wales are able to do so more safely by providing the infrastructure they want, need and most importantly deserve.”
The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has committed $1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2022–23 to improve road safety across the nation.
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.
Mr McCormack – Hannah Maguire 0429 920 254
Mr Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384
Mr Fletcher – Luke Bulbrook 0405 295 442