$33 Million to fix local black spots in Queensland

Media Release

JB010/2015

17 February 2015

Joint release with:

Ewen Jones MP

Federal Member for Herbert
Chairperson of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel

The Australian Government is building safer roads and a stronger economy through the national Black Spot Programme.

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Jamie Briggs and Member for Herbert and Chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel Ewen Jones today announced $33 million in funding for 83 Black Spot projects across Queensland.

This funding is part of the Australian Government's record commitment of $500 million to the Black Spot Programme in the 2014 Budget which includes an additional $200 million to fast-track investment in world class infrastructure across the country.

“As a result of the Australian Government's additional investments, an extra 42 projects will be funded in Queensland over 2015–16, meaning even safer roads, improved travel times for motorists and more local jobs” Mr Briggs said.

“These extra projects are expected to save an additional five lives and prevent 256 injury crashes over 10 years, delivering economic benefits of around $168 million,” he said.

Mr Jones said this investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads for Queensland 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 efficient for all road users,” Mr Jones said.

“An evaluation of the Black Spot Programme has found that fatal and casualty crashes are reduced at treated sites by 30%, equaling one life per year for every 84 projects. Projects also return almost $7.00 for every $1 invested by reducing the number and cost of crashes,” he said.

The Queensland panel which reviews priorities for the programme includes representatives from the Queensland Police, Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, Bicycle Queensland, Queensland Trucking Association and state and local government agencies.

The Australian Government broadened the eligibility criteria for project applications in 2015–16 and 2016–17 to ensure local communities have greater access to the $200 million in additional funding for road safety upgrades.

Our record investment in world class infrastructure 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 prosperous future.

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

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

2015–16 Black Spot Projects—Queensland

Project Name Treatment Australian
Government
Funding
Local
Government
Area
Capricorn Highway
Four locations between Jericho and Barcaldine
JERICHO
Provide heavy vehicle road side stopping places at 4 locations $450,000 Barcaldine Regional Council
Eastmere Road
37.2km to 37.9km North of Aramac
ARAMAC
Install signage and delineation, replace guard rails and widen and seal shoulders $224,600 Barcaldine Regional Council
Barcaldine Isisford Road
45.1km to 45.25km West of Landsborough Highway
BARCALDINE DOWNS
Install new warning signs and remove floodway to raise road and install drainage $66,000 Barcaldine Regional Council
Coreena Lane
Aramac Creek Causeway
ARAMAC
Install signage and delineation, remove trees and widen inside of curves to improve safety for heavy vehicles $58,000 Barcaldine Regional Council
Diamantina
Developmental Road
200m Section South of Waverly Creek
WAVERLEY
Upgrade existing guard rails and end terminals $230,000 Boulia Shire
Council
Sir Samuel Griffith Drive From Simpsons Road to Summit Roundabout (West from Simpsons Road)
MOUNT COOT-THA
Install edge line markings, raised reflective pavement markers, guard rail and warning signs, remove roadside hazards and install high friction surface $1,762,000 Brisbane City
Council
Main Street
Intersections of Princess Street, Baines Street and Bell Street
KANGAROO POINT
Install painted s-lane treatment and fully control right turns at existing traffic signals $1,367,000 Brisbane City
Council
Blunder Road Reedy Road
OXLEY
Install new traffic signals $1,328,000 Brisbane City
Council
Gaza Road
Messines Ridge Road
HOLLAND PARK WEST
Upgrade existing traffic signals to fully control right turns and provide additional storage for turning vehicles $1,025,000 Brisbane City
Council
Mount Nebo Road
500m Section Approximately 7.5km West of Brompton Road
ENOGGERA RESERVOIR
Install vehicle activated signage, chevron alignment markers, guardrail, barriers, raised reflective pavement markers and audio tactile line marking $840,000 Brisbane City
Council
Wynnum Road
Jack Flynn Memorial Drive MORNINGSIDE
Upgrade existing traffic signals to fully control right turns, upgrade slip lane from Wynnum Road and improve horizontal alignment $719,000 Brisbane City
Council
Messines Ridge Road South East Arterial Road Ramp
HOLLAND PARK WEST
Install new traffic signals $678,000 Brisbane City
Council
Bowhill Road
700m Section around curve near Gaelic Athletic Association
WILLAWONG
Improve delineation, install vehicle activated warning signs and remove hazards $207,000 Brisbane City
Council
Settlement Road
From Kilbowie Street to Yarrabee Road
KEPERRA
Install vehicle activated warning sign on each approach to winding road section $83,000 Brisbane City
Council
Algester Road
From Bundabah Drive to Endiandra Street CALAMVALE
Install vehicle activated warning sign on approach to curve in both directions $69,000 Brisbane City
Council
Sumners Road
From Brumby Circuit to
440m East
SUMNER
Install vehicle activated speed warning sign $69,000 Brisbane City
Council
Burnett Heads Road Mittleheusers Road BURNETT HEADS Realign intersection to staggered T-junction and install right turn lanes $200,000 Bundaberg Regional Council
Burnett Street Targo Street
BUNDABERG SOUTH
Install medians with additional
‘Stop’ signs, kerb blisters and pram ramps and upgrade line marking
$180,000 Bundaberg Regional Council
Elliott Heads Road Hummock Road WINDERMERE Widen approaches on minor road, install painted medians with raised reflective pavement markers, improve line marking and signage and upgrade lighting and culverts $105,000 Bundaberg Regional Council
Windermere Road Hummock Road WINDERMERE Widen approaches on minor road, install painted medians with raised reflective pavement markers, improve line marking and signage and upgrade lighting and culverts $78,000 Bundaberg Regional Council
Old Clare Road
From Giddy Road to
800m South
AYR
Widen pavement and culvert to 7.6m $430,000 Burdekin Shire
Council
Anakie Street Yamala Street
EMERALD
Install roundabout $186,000 Central Highlands Regional Council
Norwell Road
From Pimpana-Jacobs Well Road to Eggersdorf Road
NORWELL
Install wide centre line treatment, chevron alignment markers, guideposts, raised reflective pavement markers and warning signs and improve sealed shoulders $1,535,000 City of Gold
Coast
Beaudesert-Nerang Road
500m section near Arunta Drive
MOUNT NATHAN
Widen and seal shoulders and install guard rail and centre line marking $1,262,000 City of Gold
Coast
Cottesloe Drive University Drive
ROBINA
Install new traffic signals, left turn deceleration lane, line marking and street lighting $1,070,000 City of Gold
Coast
Robert Street Turpin Road
LABRADOR
Install single lane roundabout $245,000 City of Gold
Coast
Surf Parade Chelsea Avenue
BROADBEACH
Improve intersection visibility, upgrade signage, install kerb build outs and improve cycle/pedestrian crossing $178,000 City of Gold
Coast
Surf Parade Australia Avenue
BROADBEACH
Increase conspicuity of intersection, improve signage and install kerb build outs to improve pedestrian crossing $140,000 City of Gold
Coast
Yerra Road
From Mungar Road to Pilerwa Lane
YERRA
Install additional signage, line marking, roadside barriers, guide posts and lighting and widen pavement $333,000 Fraser Coast Regional Council
Pilerwa Road
From Yerra Road to Mungar Road
YERRA
Install signage, road side barriers, line marking and guide posts and widen curves $242,000 Fraser Coast Regional Council
Lennox Street Albert Street MARYBOROUGH Install route calming scheme including centre median, lighting, signage and splitter islands $145,000 Fraser Coast Regional Council
Maggs Hill Road From Main Street to Doolong South Road
NIKENBAH
Install additional signage and roadside barriers and seal pavement at intersections $93,000 Fraser Coast Regional Council
Shaw Street
Butler Street
NEW AUCKLAND
Install channelised right turn lane on Shaw Street $165,000 Gladstone Regional Council
Glenlyon Street
Tank Street
WEST GLADSTONE
Upgrade existing traffic signals to fully control right turns and extend right turn storage on western leg of Tank Street $80,000 Gladstone Regional Council
Glenlyon Street
Breslin Street and Derby Street
WEST GLADSTONE
Upgrade existing traffic signals to fully control right turns $70,000 Gladstone Regional Council
Sandy Creek Road From 570m to 910m North of Gympie Connection Road VICTORY HEIGHTS Widen shoulder and improve superelevation $355,000 Gympie Regional Council
Davidson Street McIlwraith Street
INGHAM
Improve visibility of intersection $180,000 Hinchinbrook
Shire Council
Wulkuraka Connection Road
Sites along full length of Road
KARRABIN
Widen shoulders and remove hazards and install barriers and slip base power poles $2,000,000 Ipswich City
Council
Edwards Street Ripley Road and Raceview Street
FLINDERS VIEW
Install traffic signals $709,000 Ipswich City
Council
Jacaranda Street Cook Street
EAST IPSWICH
Upgrade intersection to channelised right turn configuration $250,000 Ipswich City
Council
Briggs Road Cemetery Road
RACEVIEW
Upgrade existing traffic signals to fully control right turns and improve visibility of overhead lanterns $163,000 Ipswich City
Council
Queen Street Mary Street
YEPPOON
Install roundabout $550,000 Livingstone
Shire Council
Vaughan Street Appleton Drive
YEPPOON
Install new traffic signals $500,000 Livingstone
Shire Council
Tenthill Creek Road Ingoldsby Road and Krenskes Road
LOWER TENTHILL
Improve intersection alignment and signage and install street lighting $425,000 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Old College Road Allan Street
GATTON
Improve intersection visibility, ban parking near intersection and construct indented parking bays and install pedestrian refuge and additional street lighting $160,000 Lockyer Valley Regional Council
Browns Plains Road Waller Road
BROWNS PLAINS
Install calcined bauxite surface $200,000 Logan City
Council
Milton Street Shakespeare Street
MACKAY
Upgrade existing traffic signals to fully control right turns $222,000 Mackay Regional Council
Pumicestone Road From 2.0km to 2.5km East of Bruce Highway
CABOOLTURE
Vertical and horizontal realignment of curves $1,788,000 Moreton Bay Regional Council
Burpengary Road Pitt Road BURPENGARY Install new traffic signals $1,500,000 Moreton Bay Regional Council
Collins Road Francis Road
ARANA HILLS
Install new traffic signals and calcined bauxite treatment at intersection $640,000 Moreton Bay Regional Council
Domnick Street Mingaye Street CABOOLTURE SOUTH Install roundabout $80,000 Moreton Bay Regional Council
Peel Street Main Street
REDLAND BAY
Improve sight distance, remove hazards and install median, signage and line marking $119,000 Redland City
Council
Wellington Street From Russell Street to Coburg Street West
CLEVELAND
Upgrade merge signage, delineation and street lighting and install traversable headwall on culvert $67,000 Redland City
Council
Wynyard Street
From Queen Street to Middle Street CLEVELAND
Replace existing pedestrian crossing with zebra crossing, remove roadside hazards and provide ‘Give Way’ control for T- junction $55,000 Redland City
Council
Murray Street Derby Street ROCKHAMPTON CITY Improve visibility of intersection by installing median build outs and new priority signage $166,000 Rockhampton Regional Council
Caroline Street Davis Street ALLENSTOWN Increase conspicuity of intersection $108,000 Rockhampton Regional Council
Bolsover Street Stanley Street ROCKHAMPTON CITY Install median build outs and new priority signs to improve intersection conspicuity $102,500 Rockhampton Regional Council
Anna Street Eaglesfield Street BEAUDESERT Relocate power pole, resurface intersection and upgrade line marking $223,000 Scenic Rim Regional Council
Birnam Range Road From 3.3km to 3.5km North of Beaudesert- Nerang Road BEAUDESERT Improve superelevation and edge lines and remove roadside hazards $205,000 Scenic Rim Regional Council
Kooralbyn Road
From 4.4km to 6.25km west of Mount Lindesay Highway
KOORALBYN
Install chevron alignment markers, edge lines and guide posts and upgrade signage $53,000 Scenic Rim Regional Council
D'Aguilar Highway Esk-Kilcoy Road and Showground Road
KILCOY
Upgrade intersection to channelised right turn configuration and improve left turn into Showground Road $650,000 Somerset Regional Council
Neurum Road Winya Road
WINYA
Widen curve and improve superelevation, remove roadside hazards and install vehicle activated warning signs $465,000 Somerset Regional Council
Neurum Road
Days Road
MOUNT ARCHER
Widen curve, remove roadside hazards and install vehicle activated warning signs $155,500 Somerset Regional Council
Nundubbermere Road
300m Section Approximately 5.5km West of Stanthorpe- Texas Road NUNDUBBERMERE
Widen shoulder and install chevron alignment markers $183,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Jingarry Mt Sturt Road From Warwick Yangan Road to 2.5km south
YANGAN
Upgrade delineation on road length and install new chevron alignment markers and shoulder widening on two curves $114,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Stabiles Road
From Thorndale Road to
2km East
GLEN APLIN
Install guide posts, pavement marking, chevron alignment markers and signage and remove hazardous trees $90,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Railway Street Creek Street
STANTHORPE
Install raised and painted median and additional ‘Stop’ signs $55,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Guy Street Pratten Street
WARWICK
Install ‘Stop’ signs and centre line markings, ban parking near intersection and remove sight impediments $44,600 Southern Downs Regional Council
Grafton Street Wantley Street
WARWICK
Improve intersection visibility, change ‘Give Way’ signs to ‘Stop’ signs and remove parking near intersection $44,600 Southern Downs Regional Council
Dragon Street Fitzroy Street
WARWICK
Improve intersection visibility, change ‘Give Way’ signs to ‘Stop’ signs and remove parking near intersection $44,600 Southern Downs Regional Council
Pratten Street Tooth Street
WARWICK
Improve intersection visibility, change ‘Give Way’ signs to ‘Stop’ signs and remove parking near intersection $44,600 Southern Downs Regional Council
Grafton Street Canning Street
WARWICK
Install raised painted median and additional ‘Stop’ and warning signs $43,000 Southern Downs Regional Council
Bli Bli Road
From 150m to 450m East of Prentis Road
ROSEMOUNT
Improve horizontal alignment and install wide centre line treatment $910,000 Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Valdora Road
Yandina Coolum Road
MAROOCHY RIVER
Upgrade intersection to channelised right turn configuration $320,000 Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Lindsay Road
From Jones Road to Vista Park Drive BUDERIM
Remove roadside hazards and install raised reflective pavement markers, chevron alignment markers, guide posts and curve/advisory speed signs $76,000 Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Alfriston Drive
From Karawatha Street to Merion Court
BUDERIM
Install vehicle activated speed signage $40,000 Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Queens Street Ulm Street
CALOUNDRA
Improve signage visibility and sight distance and install additional priority signage $34,500 Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Margaret Street
Dawnie Street
EAST TOOWOOMBA
Install single lane roundabout $600,000 Toowoomba Regional Council
Hampton Street Glenvale Road NEWTOWN Install single lane roundabout $550,000 Toowoomba Regional Council
Fitzpatrick Street Erin Street
WILSONTON
Install single lane roundabout $550,000 Toowoomba Regional Council
Old Goombungee Road From Rody Burke Road to 400m North of Griffins Road CAWDOR Seal shoulders and install line marking and signage $450,000 Toowoomba Regional Council
Oakey Kelvinhaugh Road
1.5km Section near Museum Drive
OAKEY
Remove roadside hazards and improve delineation $100,000 Toowoomba Regional Council
Beck Drive Gollogly Lane
RASMUSSEN
Install roundabout $775,500 Townsville City
Council