Federal funding to fix 20 'Black Spots' in South Australia

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 20 dangerous crash sites on South Australian roads from 2021–23.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the state would receive $9.27 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2021–22 funding round.

“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads right across the nation,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“The Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to securing our recovery and keeping our communities safe.

“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.

“That is why the Liberal and Nationals Government has committed a record $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2023–24 to improve road safety across the nation.”

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 20 Black Spot projects across South Australia would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on South Australian roads and built on previous investments in the state.

“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home sooner and safer,” Assistant Minister Buchholz said.

“This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in South Australia rise to $70.5 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.”

Federal Member for Barker and Chair of the South Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel Tony Pasin said this investment in Black Spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the state.

“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,” Mr Pasin said.

“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of four fatal and 126 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.

“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, the South Australian Road Transport Association, the South Australian Freight Council, South Australian Police, Bicycle SA, Traffic Management Association of Australia and state and local government.”

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.


Media contact:

Deputy Prime Minister – (02) 6277 7520

Mr Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384


SA Black Spot Program 2021–22

Project Name

Proposed Treatment

Funding Sought from Black Spot


Montefiore Road
Montefiore Hill Road

Fully controlled right turn from Montefiore Road. Change lane arrangements to create a dedicated right-turn lane. Additional signal face for north-bound traffic


Adelaide City

William Street
Elizabeth Street

Modify the approach central medians, kerb extensions and central roundabout. Modifications include narrowing all approach lanes. Stormwater improvements, new landscaping, pavement marking and related works


Norwood Payneham

Waite Street
Young Street

Install roundabout with a raised central annulus. Improve lighting and resurface the intersection with a high-friction skid resistant treatment



Warren Road
Lucky Hit Road and Martin Hill Road

Construct a minor staggered right/left intersection with 'Tear Drop' design


Adelaide Hills

Sussex Terrace
Angas Road

Install vertical deflection (road cushions) on each approach of the roundabout. Merged sharrow treatment to provide priority for cyclists. Install Sussex Terrace radial style roundabout with improved signage and lighting on the northern leg



Pulteney Street
Angas Street

Install fully controlled (signalised) right turns out of Angas Street, install Disability Discrimination Act-compliant ramps and kerb build-out and relocate signal pole on south-west corner


Adelaide City

William Street
George Street

Modify the approach central medians, kerb extensions and central roundabout modifications include narrowing all approach lanes. Stormwater improvements, new landscaping, pavement marking and related works


Norwood Payneham

Montacute Road
8.5km section from east of Buffer Zone Track to Marble Hill Road

Upgrade Montacute Road to create a consistent road environment with the provision of sealed shoulders, edge lines, delineation, advisory signage, and removal and protection of roadside hazards


Adelaide Hills

Old Mount Barker Road
2.6km section north of Church Hill Road

Install safety barrier and motorcycle barrier, localised road widening, improved corner delineation and linemarking and sight line improvements. Review speed limit and upgrade signage and linemarking and advisory speeds


Mount Barker

North Parade
West Street

Install a raised intersection platform with paved in contrasting colour with improved sight lines


West Torrens

Greenhill Road
Hallett Road

Modify lane lines, kerb alignments and install seagull traffic island. Create exclusive right-turn lane for traffic turning into Hallett Road from Greenhill Road, modify slip/service lane kerb for bus turning movements and upgrade street lighting



William Street
Redin Street

Install a roundabout



Piggott Range Road
Easton Road

Improve curve on Piggott Range Road either side of Easton Road intersection, improve superelevation, widen sealed shoulder, install channelised right turns and painted right-turn treatment at Easton Road, remove hazards and improve sight lines and install guardrail



Curtis Road
Peachey Road

Install mast arms on both road approaches and extension of right turn lane (eastern approach)



Woods Hill Road
2.1km section west of Tregarthen Road

Improve delineation with speed advisory signs and Chevron Alignment Markers on curves. Minor widening of the Tregarthen Road leg of the Woods Hill Road/Stoney Rise Road Intersection and duplicate stop control signs and approach signage


Adelaide Hills

Martins Road
Ryans Road

Modify existing approaches and circulating path of the four-way Martins Road roundabout



Goodwood Road
at Westbourne Park Memorial Hall

Install mast arm on the existing pedestrian actuated crossing to address red-light running



Frances Road (Bordertown - Hynam)
4km section from Exton Road

Install shoulder sealing with edge lines, centre line and edge line raised reflective pavement markers, and tree removal. Sealing of side road unsealed aprons



Naracoorte Road (Bordertown - Naracoorte)
4km section from Riddoch Highway

Install safety barrier with shoulder sealing and removal of isolated trees. Improve delineation with edge line and raised reflective pavement markers. Install Naracoorte Road intersection rumble strips with duplicated warning signage at the junction


Naracoorte Lucindale

Nangkita Road
south-east of Enterprise Road

Widen curve with delineation improvements. Install chevron alignment markers, centre line Raised Reflective Pavement Markers, guardrail and motorcycle rub rail protection on selected locations. Apply skid-resistant pavement surfacing. Remove hazards