$20.1 Million to Fix Black Spots in New South Wales

Media Release


04 June 2014

Joint release with:

The Hon. John Cobb MP

Federal Member for Calare;
Chairperson of New South Wales Black Spot Programme Consultative Panel

The Australian Government is delivering on its plan to build safer roads and a stronger economy through the national Black Spot Programme.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Federal Member for Calare and Chair of the New South Wales Black Spot Consultative Panel John Cobb today announced $20.1 million in funding for 86 Black Spot projects across New South Wales.

This announcement follows the Australian Government's record commitment of $500 million to the Black Spot Programme in the 2014 Budget which includes an additional $200 million from the Infrastructure Growth Package to fast-track investment in world class infrastructure across the country.

“This record investment will fix approximately 1,800 black spots over the next five years which will help save lives, boost productivity and create new local jobs,” Mr Briggs said.

“The immediate commitment of $20.1 million in New South Wales will generate economic returns of around $155 million by reducing the number, frequency and cost of road crashes,” he said.

Mr Cobb said this investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads for New South Wales and further support local governments with their local road issues.

“Black Spot projects target dangerous roads to save lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring our roads are made safer and more productive for all road users,” Mr Cobb said.

“An evaluation of the Black Spot Programme has found that fatal and casualty crashes are reduced at treated sites by 30%, equalling one life per year for every 84 projects. Projects also return around $7.70 for every $1 invested by reducing the number and cost of crashes,” he said.

The New South Wales panel which reviews priorities for the programme includes representatives of the NSW Federation of P&C Associations, Council on the Ageing, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia, NSW Police and state and local government.

The Australian Government is currently considering how to broaden the eligibility criteria to ensure local communities have greater access to the $200 million in additional funding for road safety projects.

Individuals and community groups are encouraged to nominate black spots for consideration.

In addition to the Black Spot Programme, the Australian Government has committed $2.1 billion to Roads to Recovery over the next five years delivering vital funding to every council across Australia to fix local roads. Since beginning in 2001, Roads to Recovery has provided almost $4.5 billion for 44,958 local road projects in almost every community in the country.

In total, we have committed a record $50 billion in the recent Budget to build the infrastructure of the 21st century for a stronger and more prosperous Australia.

This investment will support more than $125 billion of construction activity across the country, ensuring we boost economic growth, slash travel times in our major cities and create thousands of jobs for a more productive future.

Nomination forms for Black Spot Projects are available at: investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/nominate_black_spots.aspx

2014–15 Black Spot Projects in New South Wales

Project Name Treatment Australian Government Funding Local Government Area
Sarah Durack Avenue
Olympic Boulevarde
Upgrade traffic signals to provide controlled right turns with arrows and right turn bays on all approaches $349,500 Auburn Council
Marion Street
From Winspear Avenue to The Avenue
Close intersection with median on Marion Street at Winspear Avenue and The Avenue, install raised island with additional 'Stop' or 'Give Way' signs on Marion Street at Clarence Street and Pringle Street $328,000 Bankstown City Council
Northam Avenue
From Brandon Avenue to Chertsey Avenue
Close intersection with median on Northam Ave at Brandon Ave, upgrade from 'Give Way' to 'Stop' and install raised island with additional 'Stop' sign on Chelmsford Ave at Northam Ave and install roundabout at Northam Ave and Chertsey Ave $316,000 Bankstown City Council
Lancelot Street
Cragg Street and Market Street
Install a roundabout at both intersections $295,000 Bankstown City Council
Tower Street
Eastern Avenue
Install roundabout $220,000 Bankstown City Council
Princes Highway
From Bellemount Lane to Blanchards Road
Remove hazards from clearzone and install curve alignment markers $40,000 Bega Valley Shire Council
Crawford Road
Cross Street
Install single lane roundabout $170,000 Blacktown City Council
Forest Reefs Road
From 1.1km to 4.9km West of Victoria Street
Install shoulder from no shoulder, CAMs, traversable clear zones and upgrade to non-skid surface, mark edgelines and improve superelevation $850,000 Blayney Shire Council
Great Western Highway
Macquarie Road
Close intersection with median, install concrete median barrier and install separate left turn deceleration lane $640,000 Blue Mountains City Council
Wentworth Avenue
Southern Cross Drive on-ramp
Install concrete barrier on the kerbside $60,000 City of Botany Bay
Coolamon Scenic Drive
From Vallances Road to 600m North
Provide shoulder and install guideposts. Install CAMs and curve advisory signs on bends $250,000 Byron Shire Council
Bangalow Road
Paterson Street and Cooper Street
Separate right turn lane and left turn/merge lane for vehicles entering from either Paterson or Cooper Street $35,000 Byron Shire Council
The Escort Way
From 2.9km to 7.9km West of Rodwells Road
Install shoulder from no shoulder, remove hazards from clearzone, improve superelevation and install safety barrier $725,000 Cabonne Council
Gaskill Street
Blatchford Street
Move 'Give Way' holding line and install island to improve clarity of intersection priority $45,500 Cabonne Council
Cut Hill Road and Coates Park Road
Coates Park Road
Install sealed shoulder to at least 1m, remove hazards from clear zone where appropriate and install guideposts, CAMs and curve advisory signs $295,000 The Council of Camden
Coramba Road
From Bennetts Road to 1.6km West
Improve vertical alignment. Install CAMs, guideposts, curve advisory signs and guardrail and widen shoulder $402,000 Coffs Harbour City Council
Muttama Road
From 1.2km South of Old Gundagai Road to Brawlin Springs Road
Install signs and raised pavement markers $27,950 Cootamundra Shire Council
Gresford Road
800m section starting 3.1km South of East Gresford
Install guardrail, CAMs and guideposts $100,000 Dungog Shire Council
George Bass Drive
From Tomakin Road to the IGA supermarket car park
Install pedestrian refuge island at crossing point near Tomakin Road, install footpath between supermarket and new pedestrian refuge island and upgrade street lighting $200,000 Eurobodalla Shire Council
Kings Highway
From 2.3km to 2.5km East of River Forest Road and 5.4km to 5.9km East of River Forest Road
Install a high friction seal $170,000 Eurobodalla Shire Council
George Bass Drive
From Roseby Drive to Illabunda Drive
Provide wider shoulders, additional signage and guardrail $160,000 Eurobodalla Shire Council
The Horsley Drive
Bourke Street
Install median island to restrict Bourke Street north to left in/left out only $35,000 Fairfield City Council
Milina Road
160-300m East of Gooriwa Road
Install RRPMs on centre and edge lines, CAMs and upgrade to non-skid surface. Install concrete barrier on median $200,000 Gosford City Council
Narara Valley Drive
From Yurunga Avenue to Mangrove Road
Upgrade surface and linemarking including RRPMs and CAMs. Mark painted center median to divide traffic and reduce speed limit by 10km/hr $155,000 Gosford City Council
Avoca Drive
From Empire Bay Drive to Oberton Street
Install wire rope barrier on existing median $150,000 Gosford City Council
Braidwood Road
From Tirranna Lane to 1.5km South of Tirrana Lane
Widen shoulders to 1.0m inside and 2.5m outside of curve. Install w-beam guardrail $290,000 Goulburn Mulwaree Council
The Lakes Way (Head Street)
West Street
Ban through and right turn movements out of side roads $100,000 Great Lakes Council
Pacific Highway
From 100m North of The Lakes Way to Seven Mile Road
Install median wire rope northbound from 100m North to 800m North of The Lakes Way overpass $300,000 Greater Taree City Council
Blue Gum Road
From Annangrove Road to White Ridges Road
Widen shoulders and install a painted median $175,000 The Hills Shire Council
Sackville Ferry Road
150m either side of Gallaghers Road
Widen shoulder and install guardrail and curve advisory signs $95,000 The Hills Shire Council
Merrylands Road
Sherwood Road and Centenary Road
Remove the westbound right turn filter on Merrylands Road $108,500 Holroyd City Council
Pennant Hills Road
Pacific Highway
Install 100m of raised deflective kerb adjacent to the southbound kerbside lane $120,000 Hornsby Shire Council
Armidale Road
From 400m to 670m South of Jacks Crossing Road
Increase shoulder width, resurface and upgrade linemarking and delineation $266,125 Kempsey Shire Council
Armidale Road
From 150m North of Mungay Creek Road to 200m South of Mungay Flat Road
Widen shoulder width, reseal and improve linemarking and delineation $236,525 Kempsey Shire Council
Sherwood Road
Old Aerodrome Road
Increase shoulder width, radius and clear zone. Resurface and install linemarking and delineation $144,710 Kempsey Shire Council
Princes Highway
Regent Street
Install a raised deflective median and pedestrian fencing $200,000 Kogarah Municipal Council
Pacific Highway
Bowman Street
Install safety barrier on southbound departure $120,000 Lake Macquarie City Council
Mowbray Road West
From Roslyn Street to Ralston Street
Upgrade seal to high friction surfacing and install CAMs and curve and advisory speed signs $53,000 Lane Cove Council
Darley Road
Allen Street
Install kerb blisters and concrete median at the roundabout, remove parking and trim trees to minimise sight restrictions $55,000 Leichhardt Council
Speed Street
Pirie Street and Bigge Street
Install raised median island with additional 'Stop' sign on Speed Street $46,500 Liverpool City Council
Phoenix Park Road
From East of Hunter Street to Morris Road
Install curve and advisory signs and seal shoulders. Enhance existing signage and remove roadside vegetation $265,774 Maitland City Council
Maitland Vale Road
From Melville Ford Road to 2.2km East of Melville Ford Road
Install new CAMs and speed advisory signs. Install section of w-beam barrier on outside of curve $195,943 Maitland City Council
Guntawang Road and Goolma Road
From 6.1km to 12.1km North of Castlereagh Highway
Install sealed shoulder from no shoulder, CAMs, clearzones and wire rope barrier $600,000 Mid-Western Regional Council
New England Highway
From Muscle Creek Road to 200m West
Install wire rope barrier in median $250,000 Muswellbrook Shire Council
Glebe Road
From Park Avenue to Brunker Road
Install traffic signals at Park Ave. Improve lighting at Park Ave and Teralba Rd intersections. Close intersection with a median at Wood St. Install pedestrian refuge on Glebe Rd at Teralba Rd. Ban right turns onto Glebe Rd at Date St and Teralba Rd $914,000 Newcastle City Council
Station Street
From Turton Road to Market Street
Install elscholz barrier to protect trees from Turton Road to 60m east along Station Street $120,000 Newcastle City Council
Cadia Road
From 3km to 6.6km South of Forest Road
Install shoulder from no shoulder, CAMs, traversable clear zones and upgrade to non-skid surface $555,000 Orange City Council
Parkes Street
Harris Street
Remove filter turn to provide fully controlled right turn for westbound traffic and install a pedestrian phase on Parkes Street at east of Harris Street $147,000 Parramatta City Council
Glossop Street
From King Street to Brisbane Street
Close King Street with median, ban right turns from Brisbane Street onto Glossop Street and from Glossop Street onto Adelaide Street with median extensions $450,000 Penrith City Council
Ninth Avenue
From 100m West of Third Avenue to Second Avenue
Install w-beam on the outside of the bend at the intersection of Ninth Avenue and Third Avenue, install CAMs around the bend and widen the shoulder between Third Avenue and Second Avenue $90,000 Penrith City Council
Griffiths Street
Viney Street
Upgrade from 'Give Way' to 'Stop' and install a raised island with an additional 'Stop' sign $25,000 Penrith City Council
Pittwater Road
Cabbage Tree Road and Bayview Place
Install roundabout at Cabbage Tree Road, upgrade intersection from 'Give Way' to 'Stop' and install raised island at Bayview Place $115,000 Pittwater Council
Barrenjoey Road
Avalon Parade
Install pedestrian fencing $20,000 Pittwater Council
Pacific Highway
From East of Gates Road to Swan Bay Road
Install wire rope barrier in median $350,000 Port Stephens Council
Collett Street
Erin Street
Install raised islands with additional Give Way signs on Erin Street $27,200 Queanbeyan City Council
Atkinson Street
Mowatt Street
Install raised islands with additional Give Way signs on Mowatt Street $25,250 Queanbeyan City Council
Fitzgerald Avenue
Malabar Road
Remove filter from traffic signals and implement right turn phase for both Malabar Road legs $150,000 Randwick City Council
Anzac Parade
Bilga Crescent
Upgrade from 'Give Way' to 'Stop' and move stop lines forward using kerb extensions $106,000 Randwick City Council
Maroubra Road
Hannan Street
Install separation device to form protected right turn bays and to close the intersection, upgrade from 'Give Way' to 'Stop' on cross streets $87,000 Randwick City Council
Broadwater Evans Head Road
Broadwater Beach Road
Improve super elevation and modify intersection. Improve sight distance and remove adjacent vegetation. Install skid resistant surface, CAMs and road markings $373,821 Richmond Valley Council
Queen Victoria Street
Beaconsfield Street
Install single lane roundabout $85,000 Rockdale City Council
Moate Avenue
From Bay Street to Bestic Street
Separate through and parking lane with painted line treatment on Moate Avenue from Bay Street to Bestic Street. Install MIST at Moate Avenue and Gordon Street intersection $23,000 Rockdale City Council
Pittwater Road
From Bronhill Avenue to Pains Road
Install CAMs and guideposts with reflectors, install raised 900mm median island and provide appropriate superelevation $400,000 City of Ryde
Balaclava Road
Hunts Avenue
Install raised island with additional 'Give Way' sign $42,500 City of Ryde
The Kingsway
Gipps Crescent and Ulster Avenue
Install roundabout $51,750 Shellharbour City Council
Princes Highway
From 400m to 550m South of The Wool Road
Provide appropriate superelevation, curve alignment markers and curve advisory signs $1,000,000 Shoalhaven City Council
Princes Highway
From 100m to 600m North of Pebbly Beach Road
Remove hazards from clearzone and install guardrail. Widen shoulders to 1.0m inside and 2.5m outside of curves $1,000,000 Shoalhaven City Council
Turpentine Road
From 4.6km to 6.6km West of the Princes Highway
Seal gravel pavement to provide sealed shoulders 1.0m inside and 2.5m outside of curves. Provide superelevation, curve warning signs and remove hazards from clearzone $824,000 Shoalhaven City Council
Kinghorne Street
Douglas Street
Install mountable single lane roundabout with concrete splitter islands $138,000 Shoalhaven City Council
Princes Highway
Corks Lane
Remove hazards from clearzone $90,000 Shoalhaven City Council
Princes Highway
From 3.0km to 6.0km South of Sussex Inlet Road
Install curve alignment markers and curve advisory signs $80,000 Shoalhaven City Council
Henley Road
From 40m North of Arthur Street to Exeter Road
Install roundabout at Henley Road and Exeter Road intersection and separate through and parking lane with painted line $100,000 Strathfield Municipal Council
Arthur Street
Hornsey Road
Install raised island with additional 'Stop' or 'Give Way' sign and move stop or give way lines forward using painted markings $60,000

Strathfield Municipal Council

McEvoy Street
Elizabeth Street

Remove right turn filter southbound on Elizabeth Street and install mast arm. Ban right turn from McEvoy Street east and westbound, install pedestrian crossing on southern leg of Elizabeth Street and trim trees to improve sight distance


City of Sydney

McEvoy Street
Young Street

Install left in/left out restriction on the northern approach on Young Street, install pedestrian kerb ramps for all pedestrian movements and upgrade from 'Give Way' to 'Stop'


City of Sydney

Gipps Street
Belmore Street

Install central median island on Gipps Street, between both legs of Belmore Street. Install kerb blisters on Belmore Street and Gipps Street. Relocate existing Give Way signs on Gipps Street


Tamworth Regional Council

Gipps Street
Denison Street

Install central median island on Gipps Street, between both legs of Denison Street. Install kerb blisters on Denison Street at both intersection approaches. Install additional Give Way signs on central median


Tamworth Regional Council

Taralga Road
From 1.3km North of Wombeyan Caves Road to 1.0km South of Wombeyan Caves Road

Install sealed shoulder, curve advisory signs, guideposts with reflectors and CAMs. Remove vegetation


Upper Lachlan Shire Council

Taralga Road
From Curraweela Causeway to 2.5km North

Install shoulder after causeway. Install guideposts with reflectors and speed and curve warning signage. Trim vegetation


Upper Lachlan Shire Council

Rugby Road
From Blakney Creek Road to 1.8km South East

Improve intersection signage and delineation through curves. Seal shoulders and remove vegetation


Upper Lachlan Shire Council

Barraba Road
From 13.9km to 15.8km West of Bundarra

Improve superelevation of curves and provide seal


Uralla Shire Council

Berrima Road
220m North of Douglas Road

Widen and improve superelevation of Berrima Road around the curve at 220m North of Douglas Road


Wingecarribee Shire Council

Burragorang Road (Mary Street)
John Street

Install single lane roundabout


Wollondilly Shire Council

Pacific Highway
Chelmsford Road

Install wire rope safety barrier on the north-west and south-east of the roundabout. Change geometry on roundabout on Pacific Highway for both approaches


Wyong Shire Council

Main Road
From Tamar Avenue to Elden Street

Reduce speed for entire length and install blisters, delineation and signage. Install pedestrian refuge with kerb blisters between Peel Street and Dunleigh Street and on both Norman Street and Holmes Street


Wyong Shire Council

Wyong Road
Pindarri Avenue

Install roadside safety barrier on the south-east corner of the roundabout including relocation of the footpath


Wyong Shire Council