Key road safety appointment made
08 September 2016
The Australian Government has today appointed Mr Andrew Broad MP, Federal Member for Mallee, as the new Chair of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel.
Mr Broad will work with a range of community and road user groups, industry members and government agencies to allocate funding under the Australian Government's Black Spot Programme toward some of the most dangerous roads in the country.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said Mr Broad would bring a range of skills to the role, including a strong knowledge of Victorian road safety issues.
“As a rural-based Member of Parliament, Mr Broad is well-versed in the issues facing many communities in terms of road safety, with regional areas often disproportionately affected by road crashes,” Mr Chester said.
“With anyone able to nominate a Black Spot for funding, this appointment requires working with the community, industry, and the state government to determine which projects should be funded.
“Mr Broad has a depth of experience in stakeholder engagement, including as president of the Victorian Farmers Federation between 2009 and 2012.
“I am looking forward to working with Andrew and the rest of the Panel as we deliver a safer national road network.”
The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme over five years to 2018–19, which includes an additional $200 million over two years from 2015–16 to improve road safety across the nation.
To find out more about the Black Spot Programme, or to nominate a Black Spot for funding, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx