Federal funding to fix 24 ‘black spots’ in South Australia

Media Release


02 July 2018

Joint release with:

Tony Pasin

Member for Barker
Chair of the South Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel

Nicolle Flint

Federal Member for Boothby

Major safety improvements to 24 of South Australia’s most notorious road black spots have been given the green light with the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Keith Pitt announcing funding today for the 2018-19 Black Spot Program at Hawthorn.

Mr Pitt announced the state would be receiving $5.5 million under the latest round of program funding.

“The Coalition Government is committed to making roads safer in South Australia and right across the nation,” he said.

“The Black Spot Program reduces fatal and injury crashes by 30 per cent—specifically targeting road locations with a history of crashes to deliver safety improvements such as road widening, increased lighting and signage, and installing traffic lights and roundabouts.

“Under the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020, the Australian, state and territory governments have committed to reducing the numbers of deaths and serious injuries recorded on the nation’s roads by at least 30 per cent by 2020.

“Fixing the 24 black spot projects identified in South Australia today will play a crucial role in helping us to achieve that goal.”

Chair of the South Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel Tony Pasin said this investment in black spot projects will deliver safer roads in 21 local government areas throughout the state.

“Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with one fatal and 125 injury crashes recorded at these sites over the past five years,” Mr Pasin said.

“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, the Motor Accident Commission, the South Australian Road Transport Association, the South Australian Freight Council, the Local Government Association of South Australia and the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.”

Federal Member for Boothby Nicolle Flint said one black spot to benefit under the new allocation was the intersection of Grange Road and Sussex Terrace in Hawthorn.

“$145,000 will be invested in making this intersection safer for both motorists and pedestrians—a prime example of how local communities stand to benefit from the Australian Government’s Black Spot investment,” Ms Flint said.

“We will work with the City of Mitcham to improve the intersection’s roundabout through installation of new pavement markings, mountable aprons for larger vehicles and safe storage areas for pedestrians.

“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.”

The Coalition Government is providing $744.5 million to the Black Spot Program between 2013-14 and 2021-22 to improve road safety across the nation.

Local councils and interested community groups are encouraged to nominate black spot locations to be considered for funding. For more information or to nominate a black spot, visit: investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.

Project NameTreatmentAustralian Government FundingLocal Government Area
Francis Road
Davis Street
Install a roundabout $133,650 City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Main North Road
Research Road
Right turn ban out of Research Road $150,000 City of Salisbury
Wattle Street
Cambridge Terrace
Modification of the existing roundabout by improved kerb extensions and splitter islands and reduce entry width $78,000 Corporation of The City of Unley
Fisher Street
Cambridge Terrace
Modification of the existing roundabout by improved kerb extensions and splitter islands and reduce entry width $90,500 Corporation of The City of Unley
Cross Road
Duthy Street / Harrow Terrace
Full right turn control on Cross Road. Extension of right turn lanes on Cross Road $120,000 Corporation of The City of Unley
Robert Road
King Road
Install solid median on King Road approaches to Robert Road, widening of road shoulders, upgrade drainage, road signage and improve sight lines and road lighting $235,000 City of Playford
Grange Road
Sussex Terrace
Modification of roundabout by installing new pavement markings, installing mountable aprons for larger vehicles and creating safe storage areas for pedestrians $145,000 City of Mitcham
George Street
Albert Street
Install a raised pavement threshold on the southern and northern sides of the intersection along Albert Street $80,000 City of West Torrens
George Street
Avenue Road
Install channelised right turning lanes for both Avenue Road and La Scala Court $69,000 City of Campbelltown (SA)
Anzac Highway
Old Tapleys Hill Road
Modification to the roundabout at Old Tapleys Hill Road to include a cycle lane and improved crossings for pedestrians $268,564 City of Holdfast Bay
Salisbury Highway
Spains Road
Installation of right turn lane on Spains Road. Full time right turn control on Salisbury Highway and partial right turn control on Spains Road $262,000 City of Salisbury
Findon Road
Between Henley Beach Road and Crittenden Road
Painted median scheme and partial parking bans $260,000 City of Charles Sturt
Montefiore Road
War Memorial Drive
Fully signalise right turns from War Memorial Dr into Montefiore Rd, including dual right turn lanes from west. Remove south east slip lane, provide left turn signal control, new mast arm for southern approach, continue bicycle lane to intersection $504,000 City of Adelaide
Roennfeldt Road
470m east of Seppeltsfield Road to 1270m east of Seppeltsfield Road
Safety upgrade by sealing the curves; improving superelevation, sight distance and delineation; and hazard removal $100,000 Light Regional Council
Karoonda Highway (Loxton - Murray Bridge)
Approximately 3km west of Karoonda Highway and Kulde Road intersection
W-beam and section of wide sealed shoulder $145,000 District Council of Karoonda East Murray
Playford Highway
North Coast Road / Tinsmith Road
Modify sight lines and improve delineation $145,000 Kangaroo Island Council
Inman Valley Road (Yankalilla-Victor Harbor Road)
Yankalilla-Victor Harbor from 300m North of Woodvale Road
Remove roadside hazards and widen sealed shoulder on curves $145,000 District Council of Yankalilla
Goolwa Road (Mount Compass-Goolwa)
Mount Compass-Goolwa Road from 1km north of Deep Creek Road
Installation of W-beam and provide wide sealed shoulder on curves $145,000 Alexandrina Council
Ridley Road (Sedan-Sanderston)
Sedan-Sanderston Road from 780m South of Schubert Road
Installation of W-beam and provide wide sealed shoulder on curves $145,000 Mid Murray Council
Mount Burr Road (Millicent-Penola)
Millicent-Penola 790m south east of Golf Course Road
Shoulder sealing and improved delineation $426,000 Wattle Range Council
Rowney Road (Bordertown-Desert Camp)
Bordertown-Desert Camp or Rowney Road approximately 1.3km east of Naracoorta Road
Installation of guard fence and hazard removal works. Shoulder sealing and improved delineation $510,000 Tatiara District Council
Eyre Highway
Eyre Highway from Carawa Road to 5km East
Shoulder sealing to 2m on outside of curves and 1m on straight sections $429,000 District Council of Ceduna
Eyre Highway
Eyre Highway from approximately 0.15km east of Pine Flat Road
Shoulder sealing to 2m on outside of curves and 1m on straight sections $490,000 District Council of Kimba
Browns Well Highway (Loxton-Pinnaroo)
Browns Well Highway (Loxton-Pinnaroo) 800m south of Middleton Road
Safety upgrade to include sealed shoulder and improved delineation $460,000 District Council of Loxton Waikerie