Concerned about the safety of a local road? Nominate it for Black Spot funding now!
Each year Australians travel, on average, 12,100 kilometres in a passenger vehicle.
Australian road users know the ins and outs of their local roads like no other, and because of this, the Australian Government is encouraging individuals to nominate a road for funding under the Black Spot Program.
The Australian Government allocates $110 million per year to the Black Spot Program. The Black Spot Program targets road locations where crashes are occurring or are at a risk of occurring.
The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred or are at risk of occurring.
Black Spot projects make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Australia’s roads, and build on previous investments in the state or territory.
Nominations for Black Spot locations are invited from state and territory governments, local governments, community groups and associations as well as individuals. So, if you have a concern about a local road, take the time out to nominate the road for funding through the Black Spot Program.
Nominations are considered annually by Black Spot Consultative Panels in each jurisdiction, who recommend projects for approval to the relevant federal Minister.
Applying for Black Spot funding is as simple as filling in a form and submitting it to your local state or territory Consultative Panel for consideration.
More information and how to apply can be found by visiting: https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/about/local-initiatives/black-spot-program/nominate.aspx
Quotes attributed to Assistant Minister Infrastructure and Transport, Carol Brown:
“The Australian Government allocates $110 million per year to the Black Spot Program.
“The Black Spot Program makes it possible for local communities to reactively fund projects where deaths have occurred as well as proactively fund projects where road related causalities may occur.
“Applying for funding through the Black Spot Program is easy, all you need to do is fill in the online two-page form and submit it to your state or territory Black Spot Consultative Panel.
“Black Spot funding is only available to projects submitted through the nomination process – so if a road concerns you, take the time to make a submission.”