Western Australia receives $18.8 million to fix Black Spots

Media Release

DC045/2016

11 April 2016

Joint release with:

Dean Smith

Senator for Western Australia, Chair of the Western Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel

The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads, by investing $18.8 million to Western Australian roads through the national Black Spot Programme.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester alongside Senator for Western Australia and Chair of the Western Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel, Dean Smith, today announced $18.8 million in funding for 71 Black Spot projects across Western Australia.

“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 71 Black Spot projects being funded across Western Australia are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll.”

Senator Smith said this investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads in 39 local government areas throughout Western Australia.

“Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with 11 fatal and 340 injury crashes recorded at these sites,” Senator Smith said.

“The panel which reviews priorities for the programme includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of WA, Western Australian Road Transport Association, Road Safety Commission, Western Australian Local Government Association and Main Roads Western Australia.”

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/.

2016–17 Black Spot projects—Western Australia

Project NameTreatmentAustralian Government FundingLocal Government Area
Tennessee South Road
1.75 km South West of Thompson Road intersection
LOWLANDS
Install curve warning signs, prune vegetation, improve vertical curves and improve drainage $150,000 City of Albany
Railway Avenue
Armadale Road—Lowanna Way
ARMADALE
Upgrade street lighting and install 2.5m x 930m (east side) red asphalt shared path $328,150 City of Armadale
Forrest Road
Seventh Road
ARMADALE
Install pre deflection on the north and western legs of roundabout and upgrade street lighting $174,400 City of Armadale
Strawberry Drive
Seville Drive—Riverside Lane
ARMADALE
Upgrade street lighting $96,500 City of Armadale
Alexander Road
Fisher Street
BELMONT
Install median island on approaches to improve/reinforce priority $95,000 City of Belmont
Watkins Street
Wiluna Avenue
WHITE GUM VALLEY
Install roundabout $150,000 City of Fremantle
Hepburn Avenue
Glengarry Drive
DUNCRAIG
Install pre deflection for both east and west approaches on Hepburn Ave, install anti skid asphalt for all approaches and the circulating aisle in the roundabout and upgrade lighting $390,000 City of Joondalup
Goldfields Highway
3.09 km section between Fimiston Street and Boorara Road
FIMISTON
Install street lighting $850,000 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Boulder Road
Egan Street
KALGOORLIE
Install roundabout $787,000 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Mount Monger Road
1.8 km near Golden Ridge
KALGOORLIE
Improve the vertical and horizontal alignments of the curves in the unsealed road section $320,000 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Collins Street
Russell Street
KALGOORLIE
Reinforce intersection priority, install median islands, nibs and upgrade street lighting $62,000 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Burt Street
Ivanhoe Street
BOULDER
Install median islands on Ivanhoe St to reinforce the priority at the intersection $14,000 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Gilmore Avenue
Sloan Drive
LEDA
Install seagull island in median $25,000 City of Kwinana
Ardross Street
Bombard Street
MOUNT PLEASANT
Install roundabout $300,000 City of Melville
North Lake Road
Kitchener Road
ALFRED COVE
Install pre deflection nibs on approaches on Kitchener Rd and improve existing lighting $135,000 City of Melville
Preston Point Road
Foss Street
BICTON
Install median island on approaches to improve/reinforce priority $38,000 City of Melville
Baldivis Road
Karnup Road—Highbury Boulevard
BALDIVIS
Widen and sealed shoulders to 1.0m—1.5m and install edge lines $600,000 City of Rockingham
Axminster Street
Warnbro Sound Avenue
WARNBRO
Install median island on Axminster St and reinforce priority $39,000 City of Rockingham
Kingsbridge Road
Warnbro Sound Avenue
WARNBRO
Install median island on approaches to improve/reinforce priority $30,000 City of Rockingham
Canning Highway
Birdwood Avenue
COMO
Install barrier/island to ban right turns on Birdwood Ave and extend existing median on Canning Hwy to close access from South Tce to south of Birdwood Ave $80,000 City of South Perth
Canning Highway
Dyson Street
SOUTH PERTH
Extend median along Canning Hwy through intersection to ban right turn movements from/to Canning Hwy $60,000 City of South Perth
Canning Highway
Saunders Street
COMO
Extend median along Canning Hwy through intersection and install physical barriers/islands to ban right turns in/out of Saunders St approaches $50,000 City of South Perth
Main Street
Swan Street
TUART HILL
Install barrier to ban right turn $100,000 City of Stirling
Wanneroo Road
Swan Street
YOKINE
Install barrier to ban right turn $100,000 City of Stirling
Flinders Street
Raymond Street
YOKINE
Extend median along Flinders St through intersection $50,000 City of Stirling
Bagot Road
Townshend Road
SUBIACO
Install pre deflection at the roundabout entries and skid resistance treatment $55,000 City of Subiaco
Subiaco Road
Thomas Street
SUBIACO
Modify intersection entry into Thomas St $35,000 City of Subiaco
Derby Road
Aberdare Road
SHENTON PARK
Install median island, stop sign and line marking $32,500 City of Subiaco
Warbrook Road
Great Northern Highway—Railway Parade
BULLSBROOK
Seal shoulders, install edge lines and RRPMs $140,000 City of Swan
Neaves Road
Railway Parade—Kirby Road
BULLSBROOK
Install edge lines and RRPMs $111,000 City of Swan
Newcastle Street
Palmerston Street
NORTHBRIDGE
Extend median along Newcastle St through intersection $40,000 City of Vincent
Brady Street
Purslowe Street
MOUNT HAWTHORN
Extend median along Brady St through intersection $30,000 City of Vincent
Pipidinny Road
Between Wanneroo Road and Marmion Avenue
EGLINTON
Install edge lines and RRPMs over length of project, widen pavement to provide sealed shoulders and install curve warning signs $490,000 City of Wanneroo
Hepburn Avenue
Mirrabooka Avenue
DARCH
Install skid resistant treatment to through movement only on all approaches $115,000 City of Wanneroo
Mirrabooka Avenue
Marangaroo Drive
MARANGAROO
Install skid resistant treatment to through movement only (South, West and North leg) $96,000 City of Wanneroo
Girrawheen Avenue
Marangaroo Drive
GIRRAWHEEN
Apply skid resistant treatment to South approach $30,000 City of Wanneroo
Hamersley Street
Napier Terrace
BROOME
Expand existing median islands from Napier Tce (West), Napier Tce (East) and the service station, install pedestrian barrier fences, extend right turn lane from Hamersley St to Napier Tce (East) and create a right turn lane from the service station $1,128,710 Shire of Broome
Chittering Road
East of Lewis Road intersection
CHITTERING
Extend shoulders to 2.0m from bitumen edge, install safety barrier, replace guide posts with chevron boards and renew warning signs $124,700 Shire of Chittering
Chittering Road
0.59 km section north of (near) Julimar Road
CHITTERING
Extend shoulders to 2.0m from bitumen edge, install safety barrier, replace guide posts with chevron markers and replace signs $109,280 Shire of Chittering
Goldfields Highway
Tip Road
KAMBALDA EAST
Channelise intersection, install median island on Tip Rd, extend 60 km/h speed zone to west side of Tip Rd, extend culvert end to beyond clear zone, remove vegetation from clear zone and upgrade pavement markings, RRPMs and signage $175,600 Shire of Coolgardie
Great Eastern Highway
Renou Street
COOLGARDIE
Modify intersection geometry, upgrade/realign drainage, relocate signs, upgrade railing and safety barriers at drains, modify/relocate pedestrian crossing, install pram ramp and relocate non-frangible poles outside of clear zone $111,500 Shire of Coolgardie
Great Eastern Highway
Jobson Street
COOLGARDIE
Modify intersection geometry, removal hazardous objects, install pedestrian crossing refuge and pedestrian path including connection to existing paths, install new and correct existing pram ramps, reinstall tactile paving and upgrade pavement marking $91,500 Shire of Coolgardie
Indian Ocean Drive
4.81 km section between The Lakes Road and past Coorow Green Head Road
GREEN HEAD
Seal shoulders to 1.0m width and install audible edge lines $670,800 Shire of Coorow
Yornaning West Road
East of Forestry Road intersection
YORNANING
Widen and seal inside of curve and replace all signage $22,433 Shire of Cuballing
Brand Highway
4.61 km section between Bibby Road and North West Road
BADGINGARRA
Seal shoulders to 1.0m width and install audible edge lines $560,300 Shire of Dandaragan
South Coast Highway
Napier Road
DALYUP
Realign and upgrade intersection, widen approaches, install turning pocket, clear vegetation and install additional signs, lines and pavement markings $1,450,000 Shire of Esperance
Grass Patch Road
Swan Lagoon Road
GRASS PATCH
Reconstruct S bend on Grass Patch Rd and increase the staggered intersection distance for the Swan Lagoon Rd through movement, install associated signage and drainage and seal the Swan Lagoon Rd approach of the intersection $292,254 Shire of Esperance
Brand Highway
Between Wannamal Road West and Red Gully Road
BOONANARRING
Widen and seal shoulders to 1.0m, install audible edge lines and remove hazards from clear zones, including 7 culvert extensions $1,525,700 Shire of Gingin
Indian Ocean Drive
30.48 km section between Military Road and Greenwood Coast Road
WILBINGA
Install audible edge lines $150,000 Shire of Gingin
Goomalling Toodyay Road
48.2 km between Toodyay and Goomalling
MUMBERKINE
Remove roadside hazards from clear zone, retrofit Bridge No 631, 634 & 636 with compliant guard rail, upgrade signs and lines $440,000 Shire of Goomalling
Abernethy Road
Grogan Road
HIGH WYCOMBE
Relocate traffic island, install left-turn slip on Grogan Rd and upgrade line marking $219,590 Shire of Kalamunda
Kalamunda Road
Abernethy Road
HIGH WYCOMBE
Install mast arms signals on Kalamunda Rd $50,585 Shire of Kalamunda
Old Laverton Road
Between Korong Road and Chatterbox Access Road
LAVERTON
Modify horizontal floodway width and alignment, clear vegetation, remove rock spoil from within clear zone and upgrade signage $331,400 Shire of Laverton
Ipsen Street
West Boundary Road
MANJIMUP
Install kerb to reduce shoulder width, clear vegetation, improve drainage and install advance warning and cross roads signs, install line marking and "Children Crossing" bus stop alert $46,000 Shire of Manjimup
Merredin Nungarin Road
Goldfields Road
MERREDIN
Minor geometry improvements, upgrade intersection signs and markings, remove roadside hazards from the clear zone and improve road surface $348,000 Shire of Merredin
Toodyay Bindi Bindi Road
King Road—Bindi Bindi Townsite at Great Northern Highway
BINDI BINDI
Improve pavement, install centre line, improve signage and guide posts $60,750 Shire of Moora
Great Eastern Highway
Benrua Road
BAKERS HILL
Remove vegetation and roadside hazards, assess warrant for intersection control and install high profile mountable kerb blocks with white beaded paint $125,000 Shire of Northam
Wickepin Pingelly Road
Between Old Wickeping Road and 1.2 km west of the intersection
PINGELLY
Widen culvert on bend at SLK 2.40, reconstruct three bends to improve road super elevation and horizontal alignment, increase road formation width from 7.0m to 8.0m with 1.2m wide gravel shoulders and install new warning signage and line marking $351,200 Shire of Pingelly
Red Gum Pass Road
Lake Matilda Road/Townsend Street
KENDENUP
Realign and construct Townsend St into Lake Matilda Rd as the regulated continuing through route, remove large tree, improve drainage and install street lighting and RRPMs $91,420 Shire of Plantagenet
Jutland Road
Fisher Street
KENDENUP
Realign intersection into S bend to define Jutland Rd is the through route and improve drainage $68,421 Shire of Plantagenet
Deward Pool Road
2.18 km section, 220 m west of Blackwattle Road
TOODYAY
Construct road width of 7.0m, seal shoulders to 1.0m, prune roadside vegetation, install additional advisory signs and guide posts $214,521 Shire of Toodyay
Toodyay Bindi Bindi Road
Yulgering Road (Calingiri)—King Road (Gabalong)
CALINGIRI
Install centre line, upgrade and install new signs and guide posts $96,900 Shire of Victoria Plains
Toodyay Bindi Bindi Road
Shire boundary south of Bolgart—west Calingiri Road (Calingiri)
BOLGART
Install centre line, upgrade and install new signs and guide posts $63,300 Shire of Victoria Plains
Weir Road
McLarty Road
WAROONA
Remove roadside obstacles, install centre line and edge lines to substandard curves, install additional advance warning signage to curves, guide posts and chevron markers and seal shoulder on narrow seal areas and curves $138,500 Shire of Waroona
Pinjarra Williams Road
35 km section near Page Road
WILLIAMS
Remove roadside hazards from clear zone and retrofit Bridge No. 414 with compliant end terminals $440,000 Shire of Williams
Bold Park Drive
Oceanic Drive
FLOREAT
Install median island on approaches to improve/reinforce priority $22,800 Town of Cambridge
Shenton Road
Stirling Road
CLAREMONT
Upgrade existing street lighting $30,000 Town of Claremont
Orrong Road
Francisco Street/Francisco Place
LATHLAIN
Remove right turn filter (with double right turn lanes provided for heavier right turn movement to Francisco Street), install mast arms on major road and extend left lane on Orrong Rd $1,500,000 Town of Victoria Park
Orrong Road
Archer Street
CARLISLE
Remove right turn filter (with double right turn lanes provided) and install mast arms on both approaches of through road $1,400,000 Town of Victoria Park
Bishopsgate Street
Roberts Road/Miller Street
LATHLAIN
Install pre deflection treatments on Bishopsgate St (southeast) $105,000 Town of Victoria Park
Oats Street
Star Street
CARLISLE
Install pre deflection nibs treatments on the west and east legs of Oats St $80,000 Town of Victoria Park