$14.33 Million to Fix Black Spots in Victoria

Media Release

JB045/2014

04 June 2014

Joint release with:

Mr Dan Tehan MP

Federal Member for Wannon;
Chairperson of the Victorian Black Spot 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 Member for Wannon and Chair of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel Dan Tehan today announced $14.33 million in funding for 60 Black Spot projects across Victoria.

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 $14.33 million in Victoria will generate economic returns of around $110 million by reducing the number, frequency and cost of road crashes,” he said.

Mr Tehan said this investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads for Victoria through targeted upgrades proven to deliver results.

“Black Spot projects target dangerous roads to save lives and reduce road trauma, ensuring Australia's roads are made safer and more productive for all road users,” Mr Tehan 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 Victorian panel which reviews priorities for the programme includes representatives of the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, Victorian Transport Association, Victoria 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 Victoria

Project Name Treatment Australian Government Funding Local Government Area
Grantville-Glen Alvie Road
From The Shuntoff to 2.9km South
GRANTVILLE
Seal shoulders and install edge lines, guardrail, chevron alignment markers and raised reflective pavement markers $345,000 Bass Coast Shire Council
Loch-Wonthaggi Road
From Grantville-Glen Alvie Road to Koetsveldt Road
RYANSTON
Seal shoulders, install edge lines and upgrade delineation $179,000 Bass Coast Shire Council
Surf Parade
From Toorak Road to Ramsey Boulevard
INVERLOCH
Install speed humps and improve delineation by installing centreline, signage and guide posts $119,000 Bass Coast Shire Council
Burke Street
Lardners Track
WARRAGUL
Install semi-mountable splitter island, audio tactile rumble strips, linemarking, raised reflective pavement markers, signage and realign kerb and channel $198,000 Baw Baw Shire Council
Rogers Road
From Trafalgar-Thorpdale Road to Lawrences Road
TRAFALGAR
Install curve alignment markers and linemarking at bends and upgrade guide posts $98,000 Baw Baw Shire Council
O’Briens Road
From Old Sale Road (North West Junction) for 3km South East
WESTBURY
Seal shoulders, install edge line and upgrade chevron alignment markers, raised reflective pavement markers and guide posts $97,000 Baw Baw Shire Council
McDougal Road
3.96km Section Between Queen Street and Whitelaw Track
NEERIM SOUTH
Install chevron alignment markers, guide posts, raised reflective pavement markers and linemarking $66,000 Baw Baw Shire Council
Burnt Store Road
From Main South Road to Lardners Track
LARDNER
Install guide posts $25,000 Baw Baw Shire Council
Fairbairn Road
Tallintyre Road
SUNSHINE WEST
Modify existing roundabout to improve deflection including reducing Fairbairn Road to one lane in the vicinity of the roundabout (except for the northbound departure) $255,000 Brimbank City Council
Collins Street
Craigielea Avenue
ST ALBANS
Install new roundabout $221,000 Brimbank City Council
Lydiard Street
Landsborough Street
BALLARAT NORTH
Install new roundabout $392,000 City of Ballarat
Eureka Street
King Street
BALLARAT EAST
Install protected right turn lanes on Eureka Street and splitter islands on King Street $73,000 City of Ballarat
Dana Street
Ascot Street
BALLARAT CENTRAL
Install protected right turn lane at intersection $64,000 City of Ballarat
Eyre Street
Ripon Street
BALLARAT CENTRAL
Install protected right turn lanes in Eyre Street and splitter islands on Rippon Street $60,000 City of Ballarat
Dana Street
Armstrong Street
BALLARAT CENTRAL
Modify eastbound approach to intersection to increase deflection $50,000 City of Ballarat
Allingham Street
Ham Street
KANGAROO FLAT
Install new roundabout $471,000 City of Greater Bendigo
Plumridge Street
Raglan Street
WHITE HILLS
Install new roundabout $252,000 City of Greater Bendigo
Railway Parade
Belfort Street
DANDENONG
Install new roundabout $322,000 City of Greater Dandenong
Hammond Road
Kirkham Road
DANDENONG
Install fully controlled right turn phase on existing traffic signals on Hammond Road approaches $113,750 City of Greater Dandenong
Corrigan Road
Noble Street
NOBLE PARK
Install LED flashing "Give Way To Pedestrian" sign to face Noble Street right turn and pedestrian phase priority at intersection $48,000 City of Greater Dandenong
Swan Bay Road
From Maddens Lane to West of Portarlington Queenscliff Road
MANNERIM
Install guardrail, road reconstruction, sealing and delineation $861,000 City of Greater Geelong
Sandy Creek Road
South of Little River Ripley Road
LITTLE RIVER
Install guardrail and delineation $315,000 City of Greater Geelong
Sparks Road
Plume Street
NORLANE
Modify existing roundabout to improve deflection $201,000 City of Greater Geelong
Corio Street
From High Street to Princes Highway
BELMONT
Install splitter islands, delineation and a raised pedestrian platform and upgrade existing lighting $183,000 City of Greater Geelong
Channel Road
From McPhees Road to Doyles Road
SHEPPARTON
Seal shoulders and upgrade signage, delineation and street lighting $105,000 City of Greater Shepparton
Bogong High Plains Road
3.9km Section
BUNDARA
Install advance warning signs, advisory speed signs, chevron alignment markers, linemarking, raised reflective pavement markers, high risk motorcycle signage and upgrade guide posts $273,000 East Gippsland Shire Council
Balfours Road
2km Section From Musselwhites Road to North of Eagle-View Road
LUCKNOW
Install guardrail and chevron alignment markers and upgrade guide posts, linemarking and signage $93,000 East Gippsland Shire Council
Koornang Road
Centre Road
CARNEGIE
Left-in / Left-out splitter island treatment $56,378 Glen Eira City Council
Oaklands Road
Craigieburn Road
OAKLANDS JUNCTION
Install new roundabout $965,000 Hume City Council
Oaklands Road
From Craigieburn Road to North of Somerton Road
OAKLANDS JUNCTION
Install safety barriers, centreline tactile delineation, remove trees and provide driveable end walls $955,000 Hume City Council
Rowans Road
From Franklin Street to 110m South
MOORABBIN
Install median island and signage $94,500 Kingston City Council
Napoleon Road
From Wellington Road to Kelletts Road
ROWVILLE
Provision of exclusive right turn lanes $81,900 Knox City Council
McDonalds Track
3.9km Length Between Marretts Road and Sayers Track
HERNES OAK
Seal shoulders and install edge lines, guardrail, chevron alignment markers, raised reflective pavement markers, linemarking and guide posts $228,000 Latrobe City Council
Marretts Road
2.9km Section South From Varys Track
HERNES OAK
Seal shoulders and install edge lines, guardrail, chevron alignment markers, raised reflective pavement markers, linemarking and guide posts $220,000 Latrobe City Council
Wirraway Street
Elizabeth Street and Lincoln Street
MOE
Modify roundabout by enlarging central island and install additional signage $159,000 Latrobe City Council
Yinnar-Driffield Road
From Strzelecki Highway to Stocks Road
DRIFFIELD
Seal shoulders and install edge line, chevron alignment markers, raised reflective pavement markers and guide posts $159,000 Latrobe City Council
Hourigan Road
Vary Street
MORWELL
Modify roundabout by enlarging central island and narrow entry at south west corner and install additional signage $146,000 Latrobe City Council
Somerville Road
Stephen Street
YARRAVILLE
Construction of splitter island, kerb outstands and green painted bicycle lanes through intersection (on Somerville Road) $119,000 Maribyrnong City Council
Parker Street
Cowper Street
FOOTSCRAY
Install green bicycle lanes and upgrade street lighting $70,000 Maribyrnong City Council
Paisley Street
Victoria Street
FOOTSCRAY
Install LED flashing  "Give Way To Pedestrian" sign and remodel pedestrian leading phase $40,000 Maribyrnong City Council
Etiwanda Avenue
Sixteenth Street
MILDURA
Install new roundabout $239,000 Mildura Rural City Council
Hidden Valley Boulevard
From 0.65km to 0.8km East of Northern Highway
WALLAN
Resurface curve pavement with calcined bauxite and install advance warning sign and lighting $109,000 Mitchell Shire Council
Davis Road
From West of Elliotts Road to East of Lemarne Road
BROADFORD
Install signs and guide posts, upgrade Elliotts Road batters and upgrade guardrail and culverts on outside curve only $98,000 Mitchell Shire Council
Yankee Flat Road
Ballarat-Navigators Road
WARRENHEIP
Install semi-mountable concrete splitter island including pavement widening and install signage and linemarking $57,000 Moorabool Shire Council
Charles Street
Dawson Street
COBURG NORTH
Install new roundabout $235,000 Moreland City Council
Graydens Road
Boes Road
HASTINGS
Install new roundabout $1,480,000 Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Loders Road
From Graydens Road to Godings Road
MOOROODUC
Install wire rope safety barrier, warning signs, shoulder sealing, edge linemarking, vegetation removal and regrade batter slopes $1,046,000 Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Mount Eliza Way
Wimborne Avenue and Kenaud Avenue
MOUNT ELIZA
Install new roundabout $767,000 Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Browns Road
900m Section near Nepean Country Club
BONEO
Provide exclusive right turn lane, seal shoulders, install tactile edge linemarking, remove vegetation and install guardrail $400,000 Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Eastbourne Road
From Rosebud Flinders Road (Boneo Road) to Jetty Road
ROSEBUD
Convert the four-lane two-way road to one lane each direction with a turning lane for both directions between the traffic lanes $298,000 Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Ghin Ghin Road
From North of Switzerland Road to South of Old Ghin Ghin Road
GHIN GHIN
Seal shoulders and install raised reflective pavement markers, guideposts, chevron alignment markers, edge lines, curve warning and speed advisory signs $210,000 Murrindindi Shire Council
Timms Road
4km Section Between Drouin-Poowong Road and Standfields Road
POOWONG NORTH
Install chevron alignment markers, advisory signs, guide posts and linemarking $56,000 South Gippsland Shire Council
McDonalds Track
From North of Cherry Tree Road to Forrest Drive
NYORA
Install chevron alignment markers, advisory signs, guide posts and linemarking $39,000 South Gippsland Shire Council
Grange Road
Jackson Street
TOORAK
Install kerb outstand and move stop line forward to allow for better sight distance $15,700 Stonnington City Council
Cape Otway Road
Taylors Road
MORIAC
Widen seal in vicinity of Taylors Road intersection, install chevron alignment markers, edge linemarking, raised reflective pavement markers, advance warning curve ahead signs and install guardrail at high risk culvert $110,000 Surf Coast Shire
Cape Otway Road
4km Section Around Wurdiboluc Reservoir
WURDIBOLUC
Install raised reflective pavement markers, bend warning signage, edge linemarking and delineation $60,000 Surf Coast Shire
The Boulevard
From Dalton Road to Station Street
THOMASTOWN
Install 10 new speed cushions along the route to slow speed $157,000 Whittlesea City Council
Derby Drive
From McDonalds Road to East of Aldegate Court
EPPING
Install 3 new speed cushions $50,000 Whittlesea City Council
Cottrell Street
Market Road
WERRIBEE
Install flashing "Give Way To Pedestrian" signs facing motorists turning right from Market Road $40,000 Wyndham City Council
McNicol Road
From North of Catherine Way to South of Apsley Road
BELGRAVE
Install painted median island treatment and raised reflective pavement markers $88,000 Yarra Ranges Shire Council