$953,000 to fix local black spots in Reid

Media Release

JB032/2015

20 April 2015

Joint release with:

Craig Laundy MP

Federal Member for Reid

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Member for Reid Craig Laundy today announced $953,000 to fix four dangerous black spots on local roads.

The approved projects are:

  • Intersection of Edwin Flack Avenue and Dawn Fraser Avenue in Sydney Olympic Park: $773,000 to install traffic signals;
  • Intersection of Macquarie Road and Hall Street in Auburn: $85,000 to install a single lane roundabout;
  • Intersection of Beresford Road and Duke Street in Strathfield: $60,000 to install a pedestrian refuge island in Beresford Road 10–15 metres east of Duke Street and install lighting and fencing;
  • Intersection of Burlington Road and Rochester Street in Homebush: $35,000 to upgrade signage and delineation on all legs except the northern Rochester Street leg.

The projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2015–16).

The Australian Government's record commitment of $500 million to the Black Spot Programme in the 2014 Budget will fix more roads than ever before.

As a result of our additional investment, an extra 110 projects will be funded in New South Wales over 2015–16.

Based on the outcomes typically delivered by black spot projects, these extra projects are expected to save an additional 13 lives and prevent 671 injury crashes over 10 years, and deliver economic dividends of around $214 million.

Further information and black spot nomination forms can be downloaded from: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/index.aspx