Improving road safety across Tasmania

The Albanese Labor Government continues to invest in high-priority safety improvements on local roads across Tasmania, with 14 dangerous sites to share in $3.5 million of Commonwealth funding.

Funded through the road Black Spot Program, the projects include the installation of traffic lights, roundabouts and safety barriers at locations where a number of serious crashes have occurred or are at risk of occurring.

The 14 projects were recommended by the Black Spot Consultative Panel in Tasmania, which is comprised of local stakeholders and ensures projects meet the needs of local drivers. 

As part of the Government’s significant boost to road safety funding, Black Spot Program funding will progressively increase from $110 million per year to $150 million per year nationally.

To make a nomination, or for more information, visit:

A list of funded projects, many of which include a co-contribution from local government, is below.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development and Local Government, Kristy McBain MP:

“I know that there’s a number of ageing roads across Tasmania under more demand than ever from growing communities – which is why it’s important we ensure they’re safe and fit-for-purpose.

“It’s why the Albanese Labor Government works with communities and local councils to get their high-priority local projects off the ground – with this $3.5 million to deliver the road safety improvements Tasmanians want to progress.”

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, and Senator for Tasmania, Senator the Hon Carol Brown:

“This investment into the safety of Tassie’s roads will see 14 new projects delivered across the state.”

“Every death on Tasmanian roads is a tragedy and could have been avoided.”

“This $3.5 million investment into the Black Spot Program is one of many crucial projects that increases road safety and reduces the risk of serious crashes and fatalities, helping keep Tasmanians safe.”

“With the recent announcement of our increased commitment to this long-running program, I strongly encourage individuals, organisations, and local governments to nominate sites in their local communities for consideration in the next round of funding.”

“Road safety is a shared responsibility, and we all have our part to play to keep each other safe.”

Quotes attributable to Chair of the Tasmanian Black Spot Consultative Committee and Federal Member for Lyons, Brian Mitchell MP:

“As the Chair of the Tasmanian Black Spot Consultative Panel, I am proud to announce these much-needed safety improvements at sites across our state. 

“These projects have been selected from nominations from those who know our local roads best – members of the public, local councils and road user groups.

“These important works will make our roads safer for all road users.”

Tasmanian Black Spot Program 2024-25

Project Name

Proposed Treatment Australian Government Contribution Council Contribution Council
Ecclestone Road, 6.4 kilometres west of West Tamar Highway
Reconstruct the road with improved superelevation and install safety barrier



West Tamar

Back Line Road, 800-metre section 2.6 kilometres west of Forest

Install safety barrier



Circular Head
Acton Road and Roches Beach Road
Construct channelised right-turn lane



Clarence City
Beach Road and Church Street
Install traffic signals



Stony Rise Road and Durkins Road
Construct roundabout



High Street and Howick Street
Install traffic signals



Kensington Street, in the vicinity of Glenorchy Primary School
Install wombat crossing



Grove Road and Anfield Street
Install kerb extensions



West Park Grove and Futuna Avenue 
Install roundabout



Creamery Road and West Pine Road
Improvements to sight distance



Central Coast
Renfrew Circle, Allardyce Avenue, and Macartney Avenue

Install raised platform treatments



Lymington Road, 5.25-kilometre length between Channel Highway and Forsters Rivulet Road
Install safety barrier



Green Hills Road north of Godfreys Beach
Install safety barrier



Circular Head
Bishopsbourne Road and Wilmores Lane
Widen mouth of junction



Northern Midlands