Federal funding to fix 33 black spots in WA

Thirty-three dangerous crash sites in Western Australia will be fixed under the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Black Spot Program over the next 12 months.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said WA would receive $15.4 million under the program’s 2020-21 funding round.

“Safer roads save lives. This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to improving roads right across the nation,” Mr McCormack said.

“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of three fatal and 124 crashes causing injuries over the past five years.

“We are committed to doing our bit to make sure Australians reach their destinations sooner and safer.”

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 33 Black Spot projects across Western Australia would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on WA roads.

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

“Nationwide, the Australian Government has committed $1.05 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2022-23 to improve road safety.

“Our Government is committed to building better, safer roads in partnership with State and Local Governments, to get Australians home sooner and safer.

“But, safer roads are only one component of improving our road toll. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility.”

Federal Member for O’Connor and Chair of the Western Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel

Rick Wilson said this investment in Black Spot projects would deliver safer roads in Local Government Areas throughout the Western Australia.

“The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at road locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred or are at risk of occurring,” Mr Wilson said.

“The panel which reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia, Western Roads Federation, Road Safety Commission and State and Local Government.”

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

Project Description

Black Spot Funding

Council

Green Street

Tyler Street and Merredin Street

MOUNT HAWTHORN

Extend median island on Green Street to ban right-turn movements

$30,000

Vincent

Old Northam Road

Between 0.02 kilometres north of

Thornwick Crescent and

0.47 kilometres north-east of

Haigh Road

CHIDLOW

Widen shoulders from 0.5 metres to 1 metre and install edge lines

$600,000

Mundaring

Bailup Road

Between 0.28 kilometres south of Burma Road and 2.33 kilometres south-east of Toodyay Road BAILUP

Reconstruct superelevation on curve (SLK 7.80 - 8.10), widen bend to 7 metres to achieve design speed of 70 km/h, install signs

$300,000

Mundaring

Carrington Street
Second Avenue
MOUNT LAWLEY

Install raised platform on all approaches, install median islands on both Second Avenue approaches to reinforce priority

$186,000

Stirling

Roe Highway

Between Albany Highway and

Orrong Road

BECKENHAM

Install wire rope barrier in the median including pier protection

$465,000

Gosnells

Rockingham Road
Phoenix Road
HAMILTON HILL

Replace traffic signals with a roundabout

$1,100,750

Cockburn

Read Street
Rae Street
ROCKINGHAM

Install mast arms and extend right-turn pockets on both Read Street approaches

$363,000

Rockingham

Stalker Road

From Corfield Street to Eudoria

Street

GOSNELLS

Upgrade street lighting

$73,500

Gosnells

King Street

Raymond Avenue
BAYSWATER

Install a roundabout

$214,000

Bayswater

Kimberley Street
Lake Monger Drive
WEST LEEDERVILLE

Install protected right-turn pocket and pedestrian crossing points on Kimberley Street

$114,000

Cambridge

Buffalo Road

From Forrest Highway and

2.08 kilometres west of Cathedral

Avenue

PARKFIELD

Widen shoulders (SLK 0.00 - 2.15), seal shoulders (SLK 0.00 - 0.62), remove roadside hazards from clear zone, install signs and audible edge lines

$210,000

Harvey

Julimar Road

Between 0.18 kilometres south-

east and 0.52 kilometres west of

Toodyay West Road

WEST TOODYAY

Improve horizontal geometry, widen to 7.5 metres, install reflective raised pavement markers, line marking and delineation

$415,500

Toodyay

Cape Le Grand Road

Between 1.70 kilometres and

5.20 kilometres south of Merivale

Road

MERIVALE

Seal gravel shoulders, install recoverable batters, signs and line marking

$256,000

Esperance

Cathedral Avenue

From Australind Road to

0.48 kilometres north of Rosamel

Road

AUSTRALIND

Widen and seal shoulders, remove roadside hazards from clear zone, install signs and delineation

$1,000,000

Harvey

Thomas Street
Hamersley Road
SUBIACO

Realign Hamersley Road approach to correct angle for right-turning vehicles from Thomas Street. Modify left turn into and from Hamersley Road.

$66,600

Subiaco

Railway Parade

From Maralla Road to Warbrook

Road

BULLSBROOK

Widen from 5.6 metres to 7 metres with 0.5-metre sealed shoulders including vertical realignment. Install signs and line marking

$785,000

Swan

Marmion Avenue
Cambria Street
KALLAROO

Install left-turn lane on Marmion Avenue and left-turn lane on Cambria Street. Upgrade pedestrian path and crossings, install seagull island on Marmion Avenue, remove power pole on western approach from the clear zone

$495,000

Joondalup

Karnup Road
Young Road
BALDIVIS

Widen Young Road approach to intersection, replace safety barriers, remove power pole from clear zone, relocate drain and install barrier protection

$473,000

Rockingham

Marmion Avenue
McWhae Road
HILLARYS

Install left-turn lane on Marmion Avenue and left-turn lane on McWhae Road. Upgrade pedestrian facilities, including median islands on McWhae Road, install seagull island on Marmion Avenue

$735,000

Joondalup

Mirrabooka Avenue
Rawlinson Drive
ALEXANDER HEIGHTS

Install pre-deflection on Mirrabooka Avenue on north and south approaches to roundabout

$898,005

Wanneroo

Safety Bay Road
Nairn Drive
BALDIVIS

Install pre-deflection on Safety Bay Road on east and west approaches to roundabout

$508,050

Rockingham

Waterwheel Road

From Albany Highway to Canns

Road

BEDFORDALE

Extend left-turn pocket on Albany Highway to Waterwheel Road, improve sight lines and upgrade street lighting on Waterwheel Road between SLK 0.00 - 0.21

$102,600

Armadale

William Street

Bickley Road and Camberwell

Street

BECKENHAM

Replace staggered intersection with a roundabout, upgrade and install street lighting

$1,650,000

Gosnells

South Coast Highway
Chester Pass Road
KING RIVER

Improve road geometry and alignment, improve clear zone, extend southbound dual carriageway on South Coast Highway, upgrade street lighting, signs, delineation and pavement markings

$750,000

Albany

Bettys Beach Road

at Normans Beach Road, Moyle Road and East Bay Road MANYPEAKS

Realign Moyle Road intersection, extend and reduce height of culvert at East Bay Road, upgrade signs and delineation at Moyle Road, Normans Beach Road and East Bay Road

$33,350

Albany

John Wilcock Link

Between 0.22 kilometres west and

0.25 kilometres east of Willcock

Drive

BEACHLANDS

Install green cycle lanes and signage

$75,000

Greater Geraldton

Tea Tree Road

Endeavour Drive and Cockatoo

Drive

BINDOON

Realign curve and S-Bend, reconstruct Cockatoo Drive intersection to the realigned S-bend, relocate street lighting at intersection of Cockatoo Drive and Endeavour Drive. Widen gravel shoulders, apply pavement markings, install signs and delineation

$446,562

Chittering

Great Eastern Highway
Malabaine Road
MALABAINE

Widen intersection, extend left turn pocket on Great Eastern Highway, widen and seal Malabaine Road approach to intersection

$510,000

Northam

Cobra Dairy Creek Road

Between 1.18 kilometres north­east of Cobra-Gifford Creek Road and 1.04 kilometres south-west of Wanna Road

WEST LYONS RIVER

Realign curve to improve road geometry to tie to the top of the crest, reinstate vegetation to mask the old alignment, install signs and floodway depth markers

$242,000

Upper Gascoyne

Mount Monger Road

Between 0.43 kilometres and 1.25 kilometres south-east of Mt Monger - Fingals Access Road and 3.05 kilometres and

3.41 kilometres south-east of Mt Monger - Fingals Access Road EMU FLAT

Improve vertical and horizontal geometry on curves

$645,000

Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Dawesville Bypass
Old Coast Road
DAWESVILLE

Offset left-turning lane to Old Coast Road to reduce vehicle masking. Remove vegetation to improve sight lines for turning traffic

$430,000

Mandurah

Dawesville Bypass
Duke Street
FALCON

Offset left-turning lane to Duke Street to reduce vehicle masking. Widen South East corner of intersection to improve sight lines for turning traffic

$455,000

Mandurah

Great Eastern Highway
Hoggarth Road
BAKERS HILL

Widen carriageway, install left-turning lane, seal Hoggarth Road approach to intersection. Install signs and pavement markings

$795,000

Northam

Ends.

Media Contact:

Mr McCormack – Hannah Maguire 0429 920 254

Mr Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384

Mr Wilson – Bethany Findlay 0439 568 385