Spotlight on safety as Albanese Government funds WA traffic Black Spot solutions
Boosting safety is the top priority at 24 dangerous crash sites on Western Australia’s roads, with the Australian Government committing $12.6 million in 2023-24 under the Black Spot Program to fully fund upgrades at each of them.
The 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.
These 24 Black Spot projects will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on WA 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 that nominations of the highest priority and importance to the local community are recommended for approval.
The WA review panel includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia, Western Roads Federation, Road Safety Commission, Western Australian Local Government Association and Main Roads Western Australia.
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:
“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads, as we work towards Vision Zero: no deaths on Australian roads by 2050.
“We have committed $110 million per year to the Black Spot Program to work with state, territory and local governments to improve road safety across the nation.
“These 24 new projects in WA is another example of our commitment to keeping Australians safe on our roads, reducing the impacts of road trauma, and supporting jobs and local communities.”
Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Fremantle and Chair of the Western Australia Black Spot Consultative Panel, Josh Wilson MP:
“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent on average.
“This investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads throughout the state.
“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home safely every trip.”
Western Australia Black Spot Program 2023–24
|Project Name||Proposed Treatment||Australian Government Contribution||Council|
|Install pre-deflection on both Mirabooka Avenue approaches to roundabout, reduce height of the roundabout annulus, and modify cycle lane ramps||$750,000||Wanneroo|
between Pangbourne Street and Jersey Street
|Modify median islands to partly restrict movements at the intersections of Grantham and Jersey streets, as well as Grantham and Pangbourne streets||$196,500||Cambridge|
0.70km section north of intersection of Adelma Road and Melvista Avenue
|Install speed plateaus on Vincent Street and intersecting roads between Jenkins and Melvista avenues, upgrade and install street lighting||$300,000||Nedlands|
0.90km section between Aberdare Road and Nicholson Road
|Install speed plateaus on Derby Road at various locations between Aberdare and Nicholson roads, upgrade and install street lighting||$190,000||Subiaco|
|Install and modify median islands to prevent right turn and through movements from Farnham Street||$225,000||Canning|
690m section from Plain Street to west of Hill Street
|Install traffic calming on Terrace Road between west of Hill Street and Plain Street||$650,000||Perth|
|Install pre-deflection on Francisco Street south approach to roundabout||$150,000||Belmont|
Old Jacaranda Way, Salvado Road West and Denton Street
|Install speed cushions on both Salvado Road approaches to roundabout||$60,000||Subiaco|
|Install overhead mast arms on both Malaga Drive approaches to intersection||$44,275||Swan|
between Pitchford Avenue and Helm Street
|Install traffic calming and pedestrian refuge islands at various locations between Helm Street and Pitchford Avenue, install a mini-roundabout at Sheoak Road||$300,000||Gosnells|
Marquis Street and Hayman Road
|Install pre-deflection on Marquis Street north approach to roundabout, improve pedestrian crossing points, modify geometry and pavement markings||$225,000||Canning|
From 3.04km north-east of Chittering Road
|Seal shoulders, improve clear zone, extend culverts and install audible edge lines, pavement markings and signs||$336,600||Chittering|
|Modify layout of two-way roundabout, improve lane separation, cycle path and pedestrian crossing and upgrade lighting on both Hester Avenue approaches||$1,500,000||Wanneroo|
|Upgrade and modify median islands and pedestrian crossing points, modify and renew pedestrian path||$132,000||Wanneroo|
|Modify traffic signal phasing on all approaches and install pedestrian guidelines and pavement markings||$426,471||Cockburn|
|Install raised intersection plateau on all approaches, modify traffic signals to right turn arrow on Forrest Road east approach and upgrade pedestrian facilities and street lighting||$1,268,800||Cockburn|
Montrose Avenue and Koondoola Avenue
|Improve road geometry on Mirrabooka Avenue approaches to roundabout and install speed humps on both Montrose Avenue approaches||$868,699||Wanneroo|
Modillion Avenue North
|Install roundabout and upgrade street lighting||$267,120||Canning|
|Install two-lane roundabout with pre-deflection on both Hepburn Avenue approaches and install cycle lane bypass for westbound movement.||$1,350,000||Joondalup|
0.44km West of Packsaddle Road
|Clear vegetation, improve sight distance at approach to information bay and install flag lighting||$173,340||Wyndham East Kimberley|
Between Fluer Gate and Bandy Creek Road
|Widen seal on Fisheries Road, modify intersections with Windabout Way and Goldfields Road, upgrade street lighting and install kerbing, pavement markings and signs||$1,110,953||Esperance|
and Clam Court
|Install speed plateaus on Limpet Crescent and Clam Court between Trumpet Way and Baler Close and formalise pedestrian crossing points||$275,000||Port Hedland|
|South Western Highway
|Modify and extend left turning lane to Willowdale Road, install splitter island to increase sight distance, improve lighting, drainage and clear vegetation||$1,566,269||Waroona|