$2.4 Million to fix Black Spots in the Australian Capital Territory


 

The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads, by investing almost $2.4 million to roads in the ACT through the national Black Spot Programme.

 

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester alongside Senator for the Australian Capital Territory and Chair of the ACT Black Spot Consultative Panel, Zed Seselja, today announced $2.4 million in funding for four Black Spot projects across the ACT.

 

“The Australian Government is committed to building safer roads across the nation. The Black Spot Programme targets road locations where crashes are occurring, reducing the risk of crashes through funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations,” Mr Chester said.

 

“The four Black Spot projects being funded across the ACT are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll.”

 

Mr Seselja said this investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads across the Territory.

 

 

“Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with one fatal and 23 injury crashes recorded at these sites,” Mr Seselja said.

 

 

“The panel which reviews priorities for the programme includes representatives from the NRMA, National Capital Authority, Pedal Power, ACT Motorcycle Riders Association, Australasian College of Road Safety, Transport Canberra and the ACT Government.”

 

The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014-15 to 2018-19, including an additional $200 million over two years from 2015-16 to improve road safety across the nation.

 

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme, or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.

Media Contacts:

For Mr Chester: Brie Colley 0455 230 605

For Mr Seselja: Veronica Hayes 0427 839 164