$496,500 to fix local black spots in Barton and Banks

Media Release

JB034/2015

20 April 2015

Joint release with:

Nick Varvaris MP

Federal Member for Barton

David Coleman MP

Federal Member for Banks

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs, Member for Barton Nickolas Varvaris and the Member for Banks David Coleman today announced $496,500 to fix six dangerous black spots on local roads.

The approved projects are:

  • Commercial Road from 210m to 350m west of Kingsgrove Road in Kingsgrove: $210,000 to widen the carriageway for traffic along both bends in Commercial Road and install a 300mm width concrete median island along the bends;
  • Wollongong Road from Wolli Creek Road to Arncliffe Street in Arncliffe: $48,000 to improve signage and delineation at Wilsons Road, Earle Street and Stewart Street, separate the through and parking lanes with a painted line between Wilsons Road and Allen Street and with kerb blisters near Fripp Street and Walters Street and install retro reflective pavement markers;
  • Bestic Street from Gibbes Street to Mutch Avenue in Rockdale: $36,000 to upgrade signage and delineation at Gibbes Street, Lennox Street, William Street and Mutch Avenue and install sections of parking lane;
  • Railway Street from Edgehill Street to Paine Street in Kogarah: $35,000 to separate the through and parking lanes with retro reflective pavement markers on the edge and centre lines, install raised islands with additional signage in Union Street and Guinea Street and speed cushions on both approaches to the underpass roundabout.
  • Edgbaston Road and Mercury Street, Beverly Hills: $140,000 to install a single lane roundabout to stop cross traffic colliding with through traffic.
  • Hillcrest Avenue from 180m to 200m west of Panorama Street, Oatley:$27,500 to extend the existing w-beam safety barrier.

The projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts.

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.

Construction will commence on these projects soon and projects will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2015–16).

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