$25.6 million boost to road safety in Victoria through Black Spot Program

Works to improve safety at 57 dangerous crash sites across Victoria will begin in 2023-24, with the Australian Government committing $25.6 million to address local black spots.

The long-running Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes have occurred, or are at risk of occurring.

These 57 Black Spot projects will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Victoria’s roads, and build on previous investments across the state.

Black Spot Consultative Panels provide the opportunity for stakeholders to have a say in the project selection process, and ensure nominations of the highest priority and importance to local communities are recommended for approval.

The Victorian review panel includes representatives from the Municipal Association of Victoria, Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, Victorian Transport Association, Victorian Police Service, Road Safety Victoria, Traffic Management Association of Australia, and the Victorian Department of Transport and Planning.  

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

A list of funded projects is available below.

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown:

“I am thrilled to announce these latest 57 Black Spot projects across Victoria, and thank the local communities for putting them forward for nomination.

“We are continuing to provide $110 million per year under the Black Spot Program to work with state, territory and local governments to improve road safety across Australia.

“We are committed to keeping Australians safe on our roads. These 57 new projects in Victoria will improve safety, benefit our communities and reduce road trauma.”

Quotes attributable to Victorian Government Minister for Roads and Road Safety Melissa Horne:

“We welcome this significant investment as a key part of making sure our roads are safer for all road users. It will allow us to provide key road safety upgrades across our state.

“The Black Spot Program strongly aligns with Victoria’s road safety strategy and will help us achieve our goal of zero lives lost on Victorian roads by 2050.”

Victorian Black Spot Program 2023-24


Project Name

Proposed Treatment

Australian Government Contribution


Orrvale Road
200 metres south of Doyles Road and Poplar Road

Replace cross intersection with a roundabout with splitter islands, linemarking, retro-reflective pavement markers and lighting. Install sections of roadside barrier and mountable concrete aprons. Upgrade delineations along the route


Greater Shepparton

Axe Creek Road
from Strathfieldsaye Road to Sutton Grange Road

Reduce speed to 80 km/h. Delineation upgrades, shoulders and bellmouth sealing at high-risk curves with safety barriers at culvert crossings. Install splitter islands at Strathfieldsaye Road and Sutton Grange Road


Greater Bendigo

Coalville Road and Pearces Track
Borrmans Road to McDonalds Track

Reduce speed to 80 km/h. Install splitter islands at Two Mile/Pearces and Pearces/McDonalds intersections. Improve delineation such as guidepost, curve warning sign and curve alignment markers and upgrade lighting at high-risk intersections


Latrobe City

Koonwarra-Inverloch Road
Koonwarra-Pound Creek Road

Install splitter islands and rumble strips on Pound Creek Road, improve linemarking and signage‍ and upgrade street lighting


South Gippsland

Erskine Falls Road
1.3 kilometres north of Cora Lynn Court

Reduce speed to 80 km/h. Install delineation upgrades, curve and advisory speed sign, speed limit signs and chevron alignment markers. Seal shoulders at high-risk bends


Surf Coast

Botanic Road
Queens Road

Upgrade existing roundabout with larger traffic islands, speed cushions, lane rationalisation, lighting upgrades and sharrows on approaches



Russell Street
Russell Street to Houston Street

Install median turning lanes with central islands, reduce speed to 50 km/h, electronic 40 km/h speed signs for remote school crossing and improve lighting


Greater Bendigo

Purvis Road
Moe-Walhalla Road to North Road and Murray Road

Reduce the speed limit to 80 km/h, install safety barriers at high risk locations, and upgrade warning signs, guideposts and linemarking along the route


Latrobe City

Silvester Parade
McPherson Boulevard

Install raised safety platform at the intersection of Silvester Parade and McPherson Boulevard with upgrades to lighting


Hume (VIC)

Marshalltown Road
Bailey Street

Construct wombat crossings on each approach to the existing roundabout, reconstruct centre island and splitter islands, apply new asphalt surface, install associated signage, construct associated road drainage and upgrade street lighting


Greater Geelong

Tucks Road
Punty Lane to three kilometres southeast of Punty Lane

Install curve alignment markers and upgrade existing guideposts


Mornington Peninsula

Beach Road
Geelong Road to Kooringa Place

Install wombat crossing at Kooringa Place, median between Letham Lane and Eclipse Childcare, sharrow linemarking and 40 km/h speed limit signs


Surf Coast

Harvest Home Road
Redding Rise and Edenvale Boulevard

Adjust traffic signal phasing, from right-hand-turn drop-out phases to full controlled right-turn phases on Harvest Home Road (main road) legs only



Blackgate Road
350 metres west of Horseshoe Bend Road to 900 metres west of Point Impossible Road and Minya Lane

Install safety barrier with improved pavement linemarking, including audio-tactile linemarking. Extend 80 km/h speed zone east of Horseshoe Bend Road intersection


Surf Coast

Nyora-St Helier Road
from 0.75 kilometres to 4.6 kilometres south of South Gippsland Highway

Improved delineation (advisory signage, guideposts, linemarking) and seal widening


Bass Coast

Tarneit Road
Bethany Road

Install raised safety platforms on through-lanes for Bethany Road approaches with modification of left-turn signal phasing to allow for pedestrian head-start



Twentieth Street
Deakin Avenue

Full intersection upgrade including Vehicle Activated Warning System, new signage including stop signs, splitter islands, kerb returns, intersection lighting, improved drainage and pavement reconstruction and widening



Grand Boulevard
Hanson Road and Hamilton Hume Parade

Install raised safety platforms on the eastern and western approaches to the roundabout


Hume (VIC)

Hilton Street
Isla Avenue

Install wombat crossing on the south leg (Isla Avenue) of the intersection, combined with lighting upgrades and associated linemarking and signage works



Hammond Road
Logis Boulevard and Rodeo Drive

Reprogram traffic signals to fully control right turns


Greater Dandenong

McDonalds Track
Kettles Road to Steeles Road

Upgrade delineation including guideposts and audio-tactile line marking, provide sealed shoulder south-east of Range Road and install flexible barrier on the outside of high-risk curves



Ovando Street
Belgrove Street

Install kerb outstand on the southeast corner of the intersection and relocation of the hold line, installation of raised safety platforms on Ovando Street with extension of parking bans and advanced warning signage



Athol Road
Springvale Road to Corrigan Road

Install raised safety platforms


Greater Dandenong

View Road
Lightwood Road to Heatherton Road

Install raised safety platforms


Greater Dandenong

Valley Street
Haughton Road from Eva Street to Jason Street

Install flat top speed humps along route with modification of the median island west of Foran Grove



Perry Street
Ryan Avenue

Install splitter islands at Ryan Avenue on both approaches, sight line improvements for motorists exiting Ryan Avenue at Perry Street, and relocation of the hold line closer to Perry Street



King Street
Hawke Street

Install fully controlled right turns with bonus left turns on King Street outside peak periods with filtering right turns during peaks. Install Give Way to Pedestrians signs and upgrade street lighting with Disability Discrimination Act improvements



Widford Street
Freda Street to Jacana Avenue

Construct flat-top road hump at the existing pedestrian-operated sign and on the north leg of the Jacana Avenue roundabout. Reduce existing speed limit from 60 km/h to 40 km/h


Hume (VIC)

Albion Street
De Carle Street

Install raised wombat crossing and speed cushion on the south and north leg of the intersection with lighting upgrades



Henry Road
Village Way and Caversham Drive

Implement fully controlled right-turning movements with lanterns upgrades and an additional long queue loop for the eastern approach right-turn lane



Pigdon Street
Garton Street

Install Watch for Cyclists advance warning signs on both Pigdon Street approaches with sharrow linemarking within the roundabout


Yarra City

Sloane Street
Western Highway to Patrick Street

Speed reduction, construct two roundabouts at Shirreff Street and Cooper Street and install central median and kerb outstands with upgraded signage and pavement markings


Northern Grampians

Carson Street
Stevenson Street

Install speed cushions on approach to the roundabout with warning signage



Glen Huntly Road
Booran Road

Install Give Way to Pedestrians signs, primary signal heads on south and east approaches and update signal infrastructure to support new hardware


Glen Eira

Marretts Road
Strzelecki Highway to Frys Track

Reduce speed limit from 100 km/h to 80 km/h and install targeted safety barrier at high risk locations, with associated signage and lighting improvements


Latrobe City

Dandenong Road
Westall Road

Update lanterns including LED and mast arm upgrades on approaches to Dandenong Road



Charlotte Street and Meriton Place
Murdock Street

Install raised flat-top platform at Charlotte Street and Meriton Place intersection, with streetlighting upgrades, kerb outstands on Meriton Place and threshold treatments on Murdock Street, including painted splitter islands and lighting upgrades



Gladesville Boulevard
McLeod Road

Construct asphalt speed cushions on McLeod Road and raised safety platforms on Gladesville Boulevard with associated signage



Dunns Road
Mornington-Tyabb Road to Craigie Road

Install raised safety platforms along Dunns Road


Mornington Peninsula

St Killian Road
Plumbridge Street

Install splitter islands with additional regulatory signage on minor road approaches and street lighting upgrades


Greater Bendigo

Woodlee Street
David Street to Heatherton Road

Install raised safety platforms along Woodlee Street


Greater Dandenong

Edwards Road
Kathleen Terrace to Dile Road

Install safety barriers with motorcycle safety measures outside of high-risk curves and minor safety improvements at intersections and high-risk culverts. Upgrade delineation including chevron alignment markers and linemarking. Reduce speed to 80 km/h


Greater Bendigo

Bendigo City Centre High Pedestrian Activity Area
Williamson Street, Millison Street, McLaren Street and Mundy Street

Install raised priority crossings and traffic calming devices at all four intersections. Installation of traffic calming measures on midblock Mollison and McLaren Streets


Greater Bendigo

Arthurs Seat Road
White Hill Road to Shoreham Road

Install barrier with motorcycle protection and terminals, install curve alignment markers and upgrade retro reflective pavement markers, signage and guideposts


Mornington Peninsula

Benalla Street
from 35 metres north-east of Barkly Street to 50 metres south-west of Nunn Street

Relocate splitter islands and hold lines at the intersections of Benalla Street and Carrier Street, Smythe Street and Barkly Street. Relocate hold lines at the intersection of Benalla Street and Nunn Street



Pigdon Street
Canning Street

Relocate existing raised safety platforms on the east and west approaches closer to the intersection. Construct Kerb outstands on the northwest and southeast quadrants of the intersection


Yarra City

Tambo Upper Road
Nethercotes Road to 700m east of Jennings Road

Install additional guardrail at high-risk locations with audio-tactile linemarking and improved delineation


East Gippsland

Minerva Road
Church Street to Herne Street

Install two wombat crossings with associated signage and lighting and widen footpath. Construct raised intersection and reconfigure the signals to provide dedicated turning lanes and fully controlled right turn


Greater Geelong

Brady Road
Gladstone Road to Dandenong Valley Highway

Install four raised safety platforms, two raised platform intersection and upgrade zebra crossing at shops to wombat zebra crossing


Greater Dandenong

The Esplanade
Beach Road to Zeally Bay Road

Reduce speed limit to 40 km/h, install wombat crossing on Beach Road at The Esplanade and traffic lane narrowing, reallocate road space to separation between traffic and cyclists and install green pavement at conflict points


Surf Coast

Liddiard Road
Shakespeare Street

Install speed cushions on approach and exit legs just in advance of the pedestrian footpath crossing point


Latrobe City

Wangaratta-Kilfeera Road
200 metres south and 200 metres north of Soldiers Lane

Install curve delineation such as signage, chevron alignment markers and guideposts, and provide shoulder sealing and widening (including bellmouth at Soldiers Road) and linemarking and Give Way signage at intersection



Dana Street
Raglan Street South

Construct roundabout with splitter islands and install separated pedestrian/bicycle paths



Mill Road
from 50 metres north of Dalyston-Glen Forbes Road to 3,500 metres north of Dalyston Glen Forbes Road

Install shoulder sealing and widening, tactile edgelines and improved delineation such as advisory signage, guideposts and linemarking


Bass Coast

Fenton Street
from 50 metres south-east of Anderson Street to Holmes Road

Construct solid median, raised safety platforms/crossings, lane narrowing and movement bans. Construct footpath connections and priority crossings


Greater Bendigo

Fischer Street
Zeally Bay Road to Centreside Drive

Modify the roundabouts of Zeally Bay Road, Darian Road, Inshore Drive and Centreside Drive. Install midblock raised safety platforms at key locations


Surf Coast

Banyule Road
Plenty River Trail to Henty Road

Install safety barriers and sealed shoulders, improve delineation, install additional bicycle linemarking and upgrade warning signage