Northern Territory receives $2.1 million to fix Black Spots

Media Release


14 September 2016

The Australian Government is delivering on its commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads, by investing $2.1 million to Northern Territory roads through the national Black Spot Programme.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced $2.1 million in funding for 10 Black Spot projects across the Northern Territory.

“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 10 Black Spot projects being funded across the Northern Territory are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll.”

Mr Chester said this investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads in six local government areas throughout the Northern Territory.

“Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with two fatal and 42 injury crashes recorded at these sites,” he said.

“The panel reviews priorities for the programme, the panel includes representatives from the NT Road Transport Association, Automobile Association of Northern Territory Inc., NT Police and state and local 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


Project NameTreatmentAustralian Government FundingLocal Government Area
Lee Point Road
Jabiru Street
Modify existing landscaping to improve sightlines and provide a dedicated right turn lane on Lee Point Road Northbound. $196,000 City of Darwin
Daly Street
Woods Street
Extend median through intersection to prevent right turn and through movements across Daly Street from Woods Street. $119,000 City of Darwin
Bukpuknur Road
Upgrade local area to improve lighting, parking and pedestrian facilities. $60,000 East Arnhem Regional Council
Florina Road
Providing a wide sealed shoulder (1.5m). Widening the bridge by replacing the existing culvert at the creek crossing. Replacing the guard fence to match the wider sealed shoulders and to be of a sufficient length/standard. Replacing the dashed edge line opposite the Florina Store with a solid edge line. $678,000 Katherine Town Council
Internal Community Roads (Areyonga, Docker River, Finke, Hermannsburg, Kintore, Papunya, Santa Teresa & Titijikala Communities)
Installation of additional traffic calming devices (speed humps and advance warning signs). Council internal road safety audit identified critical locations such as school crossings, shops, populated areas and pedestrian crossings. Road humps and warning signs will also be installed to warn motorists about the presence of rubber road humps. $159,568 MacDonnell Regional Council
Roystonea Avenue
The Boulevard
Signalising the intersection. $500,000 Palmerston City Council
Temple Terrace
Essington Avenue
Install line marking to alter the location of the side road give way hold line to improve sightlines and allow a left turn lane to be provided. $20,000 Palmerston City Council
Temple Terrace
Tilston Avenue
Install line marking to alter the location of the side road give way hold line to improve sightlines and allow a left turn lane to be provided. $20,000 Palmerston City Council
Manthathpe Crossing
Extension of Armco railing, both sides of the road for 76m to the South of the crossing and 44m towards the Wadeye Community. Replacing the existing hand railing with new Armco railing and installation of lighting to increase the crossing safety. $185,562 West Daly Regional Council
Palumpa Community Causeway
Removal of existing fence and installation of new Armco railing on both sides of the causeway. Also installation of solar lighting (8 lights) and road signage. $175,841 West Daly Regional Council