Federal Funding to Fix 14 'Black Spots' in Queensland

Fourteen additional dangerous crash sites on Queensland roads will be substantially improved over the next 12 months thanks to funding under the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Black Spot Program.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said today’s announcement would see an additional $10.41 million delivered across the state under the program’s 2019–20 funding round.

“This major investment is part of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s commitment to building safer roads right across the nation and brings total Queensland Black Spot funding for 2019– 20 to nearly $23 million,” Mr McCormack said.

“The Black Spot Program provides funding for safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at road locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred.”

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport and Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the 58 Black Spot projects being funded across Queensland would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on our roads.

“This investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the state,” Mr Buchholz said.

“The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Local and State Government Road Safety Package announced in the 2019–20 Budget is focused on improving local roads, especially on local country roads where there is a disproportionate number of deaths and serious accidents.”

Chair of the Queensland Black Spot Consultative Panel and Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said 57 per cent of this year’s Black Spot funding in Queensland would go to improving the safety of Black Spots on rural and regional roads.

“This is part of the Government’s commitment to get Australians home sooner and safer no matter where they live,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that, on average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent.”

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has committed $1.05 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2022–23 to improve road safety across the nation.

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

A list of funded projects is available below.


Project Name


Australian Government Funding


Government Area

Munbilla Road Between 0.2km and 0.5km north of the intersection of Munbilla Road and Halls Boundary Road MILORA

Increase the existing horizontal radius of the curve from 260 metres to 440 metres (sufficient for 100 km/h speed environment). Superelevate the curve and apply curve widening to allow heavy vehicle tracking


Scenic Rim

Graham Road

Lomandra Drive


Install traffic signals


Moreton Bay

Richardson Road at Redhill Homemakers Centre NORMAN GARDENS

Install traffic signals, including right and left- turning lanes, signalised pedestrian crossing across Redhill Homemakers Centre entrance and Richardson Road East approach, and designated bicycle facilities through the intersection



Tavistock Street Freshwater Street HERVEY BAY

Upgrade intersection including splitter islands and relocation of the holding line, installation of priority signs on splitter island, removal of painted left-turn lane and upgrade to pedestrian facilities


Fraser Coast

Narangba Road Eucumbene Drive PETRIE

Install traffic signals


Moreton Bay

Bingera Street George Street BUNDABERG WEST

Install central medians and blister islands, upgrade existing signage and install new signage on central medians and improve lighting



Johnson Road

Cobalt Street


Install new traffic signals, including a left- turning lane on Cobalt Street and a slip lane on Johnson Road



Branyan Street Woongarra Street BUNDABERG WEST

Install central medians, upgrade existing signage and install new signage on central medians, install lighting, install pedestrian and cycle facilities



Derby Street

East Street


Install a single-lane roundabout



Beenleigh Road

Nursery Avenue


Install traffic signals and provide a left turn to allow access to the Beenleigh Road service road



Glenmore Road

Main Street


Install traffic signals including right-turn lane with a designated right turn arrow, five signal phases including a signalised pedestrian crossing across the Main Street eastern approach and the Glenmore Road northern approach leg



Perwillowen Road Coes Creek Road BURNSIDE

Install an island to create a slip lane from Perwillowen Road into Coes Creek Road and install bicycle lane line markings



Spiegelhauer Road Between 2.9km and 3.3km west of the intersection of Spiegelhauer Road and Barrett Road CRYSTAL CREEK

Seal unsealed road and correct alignment, remove hazards and install warning signs



Woongarra Street Mulgrave Street BUNDABERG WEST

Install central medians and blister islands, upgrade existing signage and install new signage on central medians and improve lighting