Federal Funding delivers for 'Black Spots' in Victoria

Media Release

KP015/2018

10 August 2018

Joint release with:

Dave Jones

Mobility Advocacy Manager
Member of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel

Russell Broadbent MP

Federal Member for McMillan

The safety of 46 Victorian road ‘black spots' will be substantially improved over the next 12 months.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Hinkler, Keith Pitt, and Member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent, today announced $14.7 million for Victoria under the Black Spot Program's 2018–19 funding round.

They were joined by the RACV's Mobility Advocacy Manager and Member of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel, Dave Jones, at the site of a black spot in Bunyip, where more than $850,000 has been allocated to install a new guard rail.

Mr Pitt said the Black Spot Program demonstrated the Coalition Government's commitment to building safer roads across the nation.

“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has found that, on average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent,” Mr Pitt said.

“The Black Spot Program provides much needed funding for safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations.

“The Coalition Government is committed to getting people home safer and quicker and 46 new black spot projects being funded across Victoria are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll.”

Mr Broadbent said this investment in black spot projects would deliver safer roads in 26 local government areas throughout Victoria.

“Locally this funding is making roads safer in Cardinia, Bass Coast and Baw Baw Shires with the projects including Main South Road at Drouin, Main Drain Road at Bunyip and works on Phillip Island.

“The works at Main Drain Road will see the installation of a safety barrier between Evans Road through to Little Road while works on Main South Road will include the sealing of the shoulders, installation of a skid resistance overlay as well as line marking,” Mr Broadbent said.

“Across all blackspots identified, a total of 241 casualty crashes were recorded at these sites over the past five years, including 11 accidents involving fatalities.

“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), the Victorian Transport Association, Victoria Police, the Municipal Association of Victoria and VicRoads.”

Dave Jones from the RACV said local communities should get involved in the Black Spot Program.

“We encourage local communities to consider nominating sites with significant safety issues for future funding,” Mr Jones said.

“Many of these sites are in regional and rural areas, where further work needs to be done to improve the safety of roads.

“As our population grows, it's essential that spending on safety measures and road maintenance keeps pace with higher traffic volumes.”

The Coalition Government has committed $744.5 million to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2021–22 to improve road safety across the nation.

For more information on the Australian Government's Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit: investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.

2018–19 Victoria Black Spot Program

Project NameTreatmentAustralian Government FundingLocal Government Area
Doveton Street
Howitt Street
SOLDIERS HILL
Modify roundabout $153,200 City of Ballarat
Barkly Street
Cobden Street
MOUNT PLEASANT
Modify roundabout $45,100 City of Ballarat
Cowes-Rhyll Road
Coghlan Road to Thompsons Avenue
COWES
Install flexible barriers, new pavement marking, guide posts and signage. Seal shoulders and remove vegetation. Reduce speed limit to 60km/h $758,900 Bass Coast Shire Council
Main South Road
near Cobbledick Road
DROUIN SOUTH
Seal shoulders. Install skid resistance overlay and line marking $185,000 Baw Baw Shire Council
Labertouche North Road
Bunyip River Road
LABERTOUCHE
Install guardrail, rubrail, guide posts and chevron alignment markers $138,500 Baw Baw Shire Council
Durham Road
Watt Street
SUNSHINE
Install right turn lanes and pedestrian refuge island. Upgrade lighting. Install threshold treatment (Watt Street) $132,000 Brimbank City Council
Hertford Road
George Street and Leonard Street
SUNSHINE
Install splitter islands, right turn lanes, and verge parking. Remove tree. Upgrade lighting $114,000 Brimbank City Council
Main Drain Road
Evans Road to Little Road
BUNYIP
Install safety barrier $869,400 Cardinia Shire Council
Patenostor Road
View Hill Road to Pakenham Road
MOUNT BURNETT
Install guardrail with rubrail and tactile edge lines $285,000 Cardinia Shire Council
Robinson Road
Halleur Road
HARKAWAY
Install guardrail and seal shoulder $169,200 Casey City Council
Hart Street
Irrewillpe Road to Miller Street
COLAC
Install linemarking, bicycle lane, Raised Reflective Pavement Markers (RRPMs), signage and painted kerb outstands $13,100 Colac Otway Shire Council
Arthurton Road
Separation Street
NORTHCOTE
Reduce speed limit to 40km/h. Install "Give Way to Pedestrians" signs. Relocate speed humps and signs $162,000 City of Darebin
Wellington Road
Bancroft Street to Edgar Street
PORTLAND
Install splitter islands and associated pavement work, signage, linemarking and raised reflective pavement markers $115,000 Glenelg Shire Council
Allies Road
Hermitage Road and Old Bridgewater Road
MARONG
Install safety barrier $899,000 City of Greater Bendigo
Mandurang Road
Tannery Lane
MANDURANG
Install safety barrier and lighting $406,000 City of Greater Bendigo
Powell Street
Bobs Street
EAST BENDIGO
Raise intersection, install traffic islands, and upgrade street lighting $391,000 City of Greater Bendigo
North Harcourt Road
Youngs Lane
SEDGWICK
Seal shoulders and install guardrail $386,000 City of Greater Bendigo
Nelson Street
Louden Street
CALIFORNIA GULLY
Construct splitter islands and kerb outstands $112,000 City of Greater Bendigo
Thomas Street, Scott Street
Scott Street
DANDENONG
Install traffic signals $355,000 City of Greater Dandenong
Windsor Avenue, Regent Avenue
Regent Avenue
SPRINGVALE
Modify the roundabout and undertake linemarking $113,000 City of Greater Dandenong
Heales Road
Broderick Road
CORIO
Install traffic signals and lighting $774,500 The Greater Geelong City Council
Barrabool Road
at alignment bend
BELMONT
Widen road at curve and construct flat top road humps and associated works. Improved lighting $730,000 The Greater Geelong City Council
Harpur Road
Ontario Street
CORIO
Install roundabout, wombat crossings and associated civil works. Install safety barrier and bollards. Improve lighting $460,200 The Greater Geelong City Council
High Street
Watson Avenue
BELMONT
Install splitter island on Watson Avenue and right turn auxiliary lane on High Street. Install lighting $309,800 The Greater Geelong City Council
Watt Road
Riverview Drive
SHEPPARTON
Install safety barrier, centre and edge linemarking, and raised reflective pavement markers. Remove tree. $120,000 City of Greater Shepparton
Konagaderra Road
Emu Creek Bridge to 200m west of Havelock Road
CLARKEFIELD
Install safety barrier, rubrail, post caps, and warning signs. Seal bellmouth $602,000 Hume City Council
Osbornes Flat Road
Gap Flat Road
ALLANS FLAT
Widen road at intersections and seal shoulders. Install safety barriers $650,000 Indigo Shire Council
Liddiard Road
Glenview Drive to Head Street
TRARALGON
Install raised median, speed platform, concrete skirt and barrier. Install bike lanes and roadmarkings $181,400 Latrobe City Council
Maryvale Road
Crinigan Road
MORWELL
Install splitter islands on Crinigan Road $114,500 Latrobe City Council
Romsey Road
Vinnicombes Road, Black Range Road and Monument Road
ROMSEY
Install safety barrier with rubrail, warning signs and linemarking $801,000 Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Tenth Street
Orange Avenue
MILDURA
Construct splitter islands and install Give Way signs (Orange Avenue), relocate holding line $24,000 Mildura Rural City Council
O'hea Street
Anderson Street
PASCOE VALE SOUTH
Construct speed humps on all approaches $65,000 Moreland City Council
Barrow Street
The Grove
COBURG
Install speed cushions on all approaches $23,000 Moreland City Council
Lake View Road
Lake Street to Tower Hill Road
KOROIT
Install safety barrier, improved linemarking, signage and chevron alignment markers $148,000 Moyne Shire Council
Broad Gully Road
Haleys Gully Road to Black Gully Road
DIAMOND CREEK
Install guardrail, seal shoulders, cut embankments and remove trees. Install linemarking and signage. Reduce speed limit to 60km/h $965,000 Nillumbik Shire Council
Forest Road
Gums Flats Road to Nortons Road
ANGLESEA
Widen shoulder seal at curves. Install guardrail with rubrail, chevron alignment markers, warning and speed advisory signs $500,500 Surf Coast Shire
Horseshoe Bend Road
McCanns Road to west of Thompson Creek
MOUNT DUNEED
Widen shoulder seal and install edge lines, guideposts and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers (RRPMs). Install guardrail, rubrail and speed advisory signs. Install vehicles activated sign. Reduce speed limit to 60km/hr (limited section only) $499,800 Surf Coast Shire
William Street
Otway Street to Smith Street
LORNE
Apply skid resistance overlay (Otway and Smith Streets). Install truck warning/advisory signs, linemarking, and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers (RRPMs) $129,900 Surf Coast Shire
McMeekin Road
Giffen Street and Koroit Street
WARRNAMBOOL
Install fully controlled right turn on Giffen Street, improved signage and delineation $30,000 City of Warrnambool
Sale Toongabbie Road
Nambrok Road to Denison Road
NAMBROK
Construct intersections offsets, and install guardrail $592,000 Wellington Shire Council
Freestone Creek Road
Coopers Road to near Froam Road
BRIAGOLONG
Install raised reflective pavement markers, edgeline, guideposts, warning signs and chevron alignment markers. Reduce speed limit to 60km/h $115,500 Wellington Shire Council
Great Brome Avenue
O'Hems Road to Lyndarum Drive
EPPING
Install raised pavement speed humps, high friction surface treatment at intersections. Bicycle detour route at roundabout, additional speed limit signs $381,000 Whittlesea City Council
Lusatia Park Road
Teeses Road and Eacotts Road
WOORI YALLOCK
Install guard rail with rubrail and delineation improvements. Seal shoulder and remove tree $352,000 Yarra Ranges Shire Council
Myers Creek Road
Road 11 to Leonard Road
HEALESVILLE
Install guardrail with rubrail, guardrail and chevron alignment markers. Seal bellmouth and surface blasting. Reduce speed limit to 60km/h $238,000 Yarra Ranges Shire Council
Glasgow Road
500m west of Sheffield Road
KILSYTH
Install skid resistant pavement, chevron alignment markers and raised reflective pavement markers. Seal bellmouths $63,000 Yarra Ranges Shire Council
The Crescent, Sassafrass Creek Road
Mount Dandenong Tourist Road to Perrins Creek Road
SASSAFRAS
Install edgeline, centreline, guideposts, raised reflective pavement markers (RRPMs) and chevron alignment markers (CAMs) $31,900 Yarra Ranges Shire Council