Federal funding to fix 34 Black Spots in Western Australia

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 34 dangerous crash sites on Western Australian roads in 2021–22.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the state would receive $14.74 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.

“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 34 Black Spot projects across Western Australia would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Western 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,” Mr Buchholz said.

“This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in Western Australia rise to $105.1 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.”

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 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 Wilson said.

“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of six fatal and 107 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.

“The panel that reviews priorities for the program 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.

Media contact:

Deputy Prime Minister – (02) 6277 7520

Mr Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384

 

2021-22 Black Spot Program – Western Australia

Project Name

Proposed Treatment

Australian Government Contribution

Council

Mundijong Road
2.2km section west of King Road
OLDBURY

Seal shoulders, install crash barriers, remove roadside hazards and install delineation

$330,000

Serpentine Jarrahdale

Safety Bay Road
Settlers Avenue
BALDIVIS

Modify traffic signals, install mast arms on east and west approaches, extend right-turn lane on Safety Bay Road east approach, upgrade lighting and install pavement markings

$200,430

Rockingham

Canning Road
from Welshpool Road East to Glenisla Road
CARMEL

Seal shoulders, remove roadside hazards, upgrade lighting and install pavement markings

$1,080,000

Kalamunda

Fitzgerald Street
Grosvenor Road
NORTH PERTH

Install seagull islands to ban through and right-turn movements from Grosvenor Road

$100,000

Vincent

High Road
Augusta Street
RIVERTON

Ban right-turn movements to and from High Road

$300,000

Canning

Nettleton Road
From South Western Highway and 0.05km west of Lyster Road
JARRAHDALE

Widen and seal shoulders, install crash barrier, delineation and pavement markings

$540,000

Serpentine Jarrahdale

Council Avenue
Contest Parade and Kitson Street
ROCKINGHAM

Modify traffic signals, remove right-turn filter and extend right-turn pocket on east approach on Council Avenue

$104,200

Rockingham

Nicholson Road
Eucalyptus Boulevard
CANNING VALE

Install left-turn lane and median island on Eucalyptus Boulevard, reinforce priority and improve lighting

$210,000

Canning

Crimea Street
Westlake Road
MORLEY

Install splitter islands on Westlake Road, reinforce priority and upgrade street lighting

$55,000

Bayswater

Baldivis Road
Between Fifty Road and Kerosene lane
BALDIVIS

Install centre median islands at selected locations between Kerosene Lane and Fifty Road

$971,000

Rockingham

Railway Road
Elizabeth Street
KALAMUNDA

Install a roundabout

$740,000

Kalamunda

Chevin Road
Between Brockway Road Turner and Canning Mills Road
ROLEYSTONE

Seal shoulders and install pavement markings

$345,713

Armadale

Central Promenade
Syren Street and Civic Boulevard
ROCKINGHAM

Install raised plateau roundabout

$343,000

Rockingham

Forestry Road
From 100m East of Sherlock Place to Centre Break Road
MYALUP

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

$450,000

Harvey

Wellington Street
Upper Esplanade
BUNBURY

Modify hold lines on approaches to intersection and modify kerb lines

$20,000

Bunbury

Clifton Road
2.4km section east of Alverstoke Road
BRUNSWICK

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

$700,000

Harvey

Henty Road
3 km section from north of Pile Road
HENTY

Install gravel shoulders, remove roadside hazards and install delineation

$400,000

Dardanup

Telegraph Road
and Bindi Bindi-Toodyay Road 3km section from north of Connor Street
TOODYAY

Improve vertical and horizontal alignments of curves, reduce batter slopes on embankments, upgrade drainage, remove roadside hazards, install signs, delineation and pavement markings

$1,053,000

Toodyay

Henty Road
From 2.5km south of South Western Highway and 1.4km west of Lennard Road
BUREKUP

Install gravel shoulders, remove roadside hazards, install delineation and widen a bridge over irrigation channel

$400,000

Dardanup

France Street
Aldgate Street
MANDURAH

Install a roundabout

$331,800

Mandurah

Mead Street
Between Warrington Road and Soldiers Road
BYFORD

Install three speed platforms near school zone, install signs and pavement markings

$66,000

Serpentine Jarrahdale

Safety Bay Road
Mandurah Road
BALDIVIS

Install pre-deflection on east and west approaches to a roundabout, install barrier on west approach and south west corner

$418,000

Rockingham

Read Street
Malibu Road
COOLOONGUP

Install pre-deflection on both approaches to a roundabout on Read Street

$419,900

Rockingham

Marmion Avenue
Coral Street
CRAIGIE

Install left-turn deceleration lane and median island and extend right-turn lane on Marmion Avenue. Install left-turn pocket on Coral Street and upgrade pedestrian facilities

$486,200

Joondalup

Spearwood Avenue
Hamilton Road
SPEARWOOD

Install pre-deflection at roundabout, upgrade shared path, improve drainage and street lighting

$507,245

Cockburn

Lights Road
Lights Road (West)
OCEAN BEACH

Reconfigure intersection to a standard T-intersection, seal western approach, extend culvert, install signs and delineation

$37,375

Denmark

Avon Terrace
and Spencer Brook-York Road
YORK

Widen and seal shoulders, install drainage, widen culverts, install guardrail, remove hazards from clear zone, install kerbing and footpath

$295,650

York

Hibbertia Way
Great Northern Highway
BINDOON

Install flag lighting and delineation

$36,900

Chittering

Williams Narrogin Highway
29km section from Albany Highway to 2.3km north-east of Mckenzie Road
WILLIAMS

Remove trees from clear zone, extend culverts in clear zone

$552,205

Williams

Turner Road
Between Giblett Road and Mattamattup Street
BRIDGETOWN

Install kerbing, skid-resistant surface, install barriers at culverts, signs, pavement markings and delineation, remove trees from sightlines at intersection with Mattamattup Street

$409,650

Bridgetown Greenbushes

Kuringup Road
100m section from 550m east of Bin Road
NYABING

Widen culverts and headwalls in floodway, widen and seal approaches, install pavement marking and delineation

$60,250

Kent

South Western Highway
from Hynes Road to Martin Pelusey Road
WATERLOO

Install and upgrade turning lanes and pavement markings at both intersections to reduce masking of through vehicles, install safety barriers and modify and install flag lighting

$1,370,000

Dardanup

Harris Road
1.2km section east of Boyanup-Picton Road
PICTON

Widen and seal, install 1.8m cycle lane, install delineation, pavement markings, audible edge lines and clear trees from clear zone

$750,000

Bunbury

Lane Street
From Hannan Street to Dugan Street
KALGOORLIE

Install traffic islands on Lane street, install and modify parking bays near shopping centre, install shared path, modify kerbing and install pavements markings

$661,000

Kalgoorlie-Boulder