Shayne Neumann MP announced as chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel

Shayne Neumann, Federal Labor Member for Blair, has been announced as the Chair for the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel.

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

The panel that reviews priorities for the program in Queensland includes: the Local Government Association of QLD (LGAQ), the Royal Automotive Club of QLD (RACQ), the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA), the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Bicycle Queensland (BQ), Queensland University of Technology (Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety), the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA), the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), and the Traffic Management Association of Australia (TMAA).

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit

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

“The Australian Government has committed $110 million per year to the Black Spot Program to improve road safety across the nation.

“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home safely every trip.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Blair and Chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel Shayne Neumann:

“I am privileged to have been named as the Chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel, and I look forward to working with the other panel members and stakeholders.

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.

“I am keen to use this opportunity to deliver safer roads throughout Queensland and save as many lives as possible.”