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BLACK SPOT PROGRAM WILL SAVE LIVES IN REID

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Residents in Reid received a major road safety boost today with the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government announcing it will invest $450,700 toward six projects under the 2020–21 Black Spot Program.
 
Federal Member for Reid Dr Fiona Martin MP said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.
 
“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of the victims,” Dr Martin said.
 
“I am pleased to see projects that will improve intersections, pedestrian crossings and roundabouts across the suburbs of Burwood, Concord and Lidcombe being delivered under the 2020–21 funding round.
 
“A total of six notorious black spots in Reid will be fixed with funding from the program.
 
“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.
 
Media Contacts
Mr McCormack – Hannah Maguire 0429 920 254
Mr Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384
Vanessa Papastavros – 02 9715 7444
 
 
Background:
 

  • Gladstone Street between Wentworth Road and Carilla Street at Burwood: $179,250 to install intersection and/or pedestrian crossing Improvements, move stop or give-way lines forward using kerb extensions, upgrade intersection from give-way to stop;
  • Norwood Street between Wentworth Road and Conder Street at Burwood: $92,150 to install intersection and/or pedestrian crossing improvements, move stop or give-way lines forward using paint markings;
  • Intersection of Church Street and Swete Street at Lidcombe: $88,750 to improve road geometry at existing roundabout;
  • Intersection of Majors Bay Road and Norman Street at Concord: $75,000 to install intersection and/or pedestrian crossing improvements, install raised median;
  • Woodside Avenue between Wentworth Road and Conder Street at Burwood: $50,550 to install intersection and/or pedestrian crossing improvements, move stop or give-way lines forward using paint markings;
  • Intersection of Wentworth Road and Nicholson Street at Burwood: $40,000 to install intersection and/or pedestrian crossing improvements;