Federal Funding to Fix 71 'Black Spots' In Victoria

The safety of 71 Victorian road ‘black spots’ will be substantially improved over the next 12 months.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack today announced $25 million for the state under the Black Spot Program’s 2019–20 funding round.

“The Australian Government is committed to building safer roads across the nation,” Mr McCormack said.

“The Black Spot Program targets road locations where crashes are occurring, reducing the risk of crashes through funding safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations.

“The 71 black spot projects being funded across Victoria are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll.”

Mr McCormack said this investment in black spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout Victoria.

“Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with 326 casualty crashes recorded at these sites over the past five years, including 15 fatal crashes” he said.

“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, the Victorian Transport Association, Victoria Police, the Municipal Association of Victoria and VicRoads.”

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the Black Spot Program showcases the Liberal and National Government’s commitment to making our roads safer.

“Thanks to the strong financial management from the Liberals and Nationals Government, we can target our investment to where it’s most needed so Victorians will be able to travel more safely across the state,” Mr Buchholz said.

“I am proud to be part of a government that is not only delivering on its commitment to do more to reduce crashes on our roads, but is delivering the infrastructure that Australians want, need and most importantly deserve.”

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

The Australian 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.

Project name

Proposed Treatment



Arthurs Creek Road Deep Creek Road to
Hurstbridge-Arthurs Creek Road

Install Variable Speed Limit signs for school zone flashing '40' with
static '60'; installation of guardrail on corner



Avon Road
Woori-Yallock Road to Kennedy Road AVONSLEIGH

Seal shoulders east of Bird Road and east of Phillip Road (section without kerb and channel); installation of W- Beam safety barriers along the road side; and hazard clearing



Axedale-Goornong Road Epsom-Barnadown Road BARNADOWN

Stagger Axedale- Goornong Road and Epsom- Barnadown Road intersection with realignment of Epsom-Barnadown Road


Greater Bendigo

Baillieu Street Billson Street WONTHAGGI

Realign intersection, seal and linemark shoulders, install kerb on major approach, driveable culvert end-walls and splitter islands on the minor approach


Bass Coast

Beverleys Road
from Stockdale Road to Bairnsdale-Dargo Road STOCKDALE

Improve warning signage, install Chevron Alignment Markers and guideposts, install RRPMs and line marking adjustments, install guardrail on major culverts, construct T-intersection at Stockdale Road



Boardwalk Boulevard Dunnings Road POINT COOK

Install a mast arm on the north and west approach at the Boardwalk Boulevard/Dunning s Road intersection to improve traffic signal visibility for southbound and eastbound vehicles



Boardwalk Boulevard Tom Roberts Parade POINT COOK

Introduce fully controlled right turns on Tom Roberts Parade in both directions (east and west approaches)



Boolara - Mirboo North Road Old Foster Road to 1.5km east of Old Foster Road

Install additional barriers, barrier upgrades, improved delineation, warning signage and speed reduction


South Gippsland

Broadford-Wandong Road from 3.2km north of Epping- Kinmore Road

Install approximately 1550 metres of road safety barriers and terminals, install signage and improve delineation



Campbell Road
McIntyre Road to Pullar Road COBRAM

Construct 0.5m sealed shoulders and install tactile edgelines along Campbell Road between Parnell Road and Murray Valley Highway; construct splitter islands, install street lighting, refresh line marking at Pullar Road and Helay Road intersection



Chapel Street Inkerman Street ST KILDA EAST

Upgrade lighting and install Give Way to pedestrian lanterns


Port Phillip

Charlton - Swan Hill Road North of Praters Road Intersection

Seal shoulders and install tactile edgelines on Charlton Swan Hill Road and remove hazards to improve sight distance and provide clear zone. Construct and seal 100m pavement on western approach. Improve drainage, install curve warning signs.



Churchill Park Drive from Power Road to Landsdowne Road ENDEAVOUR HILLS

Install Vehicle Activated Signs (Kangaroo Warning) at six locations



Colquhoun Road
Ostlers Road to Baades Road LAKES ENTRANCE

Improve delineation by line marking, and installing Raised Reflective Pavement Markers, signage and guide posts, seal shoulders in S- bend, trim batter to improve line of sight, move end of 80kph on Colquhoun Road after Baades Road intersection


East Gippsland

Coombes Road Ghazeepoore Road TORQUAY

Install splitter islands to improve delineation - slight stagger


Surf Coast

Cottles Bridge-Strathewen Road
Greens Road to Hildebrand Road

Install guardrail and Chevron Alignment Markers on hazardous corners



Crusoe Road
Calder Alternative Highway to Merindah Road

Seal shoulders (1.20 metres wide) at five locations along Crusoe Road


Greater Bendigo

Diamond Hill Road Nankervis Road to Kangaroo Gully Road

Seal shoulders, improve intersection and sight distance


Greater Bendigo

Eighth Street Riverside Avenue MILDURA

Remove island on Riverside Avenue, create staggered intersection, install new splitter islands and speed cushions on Eighth Street approaches, mark centre line on Riverside Avenue and warning signs along Eighth Street



Epsom-Barnadown Road near Huntly-Fosterville Road BAGSHOT

Install safety barriers including approximately 1580m of safety barriers and 3050m of wire rope, seal shoulders


Greater Bendigo

Geelong Bacchus Marsh Road at Corio Village Shopping Centre

Install fully controlled right turn and extend existing right-turn only lane


Greater Geelong

Gum Flats Road from Forest Road ANGLESEA

Construct new pavement, install guard fence, Curve Alignment Markers and speed advisory signage, improve delineation


Surf Coast

King Street Shakespeare Street and Gordon Street HAMILTON

Install a single lane roundabout


Southern Grampians

Lake Road
Between Murray River Road (Talgarno Road) to the north and 1.7km south of Kurrajong Gap Road

Install safety barrier, seal shoulders, install guide posts, raised reflective pavement markers, chevron alignment markers, curve warning signs and advisory speed signs. Relocate Give Way sign and refresh line marking at intersection



Lardner Road
Lardner Road from Main South Road to Lardners Track DROUIN

Replace non- standard safety barrer, improve delineation, implement speed limit reduction


Baw Baw

Macclesfield Road
800m south of Shield Road YELLINGBO

Install Ezy guard fence along a 65m length, and upgrade 240m pavement


Yarra Ranges

McLeans Road Nathan Court BUNDOORA

Install solar powered flashing lights at existing pedestrian crossing



Mount Eliza Road from Rankins Road to Meadow Lane KERRIE

Install approximately 1950m of guard rail (EzyGuard Smart), widen shoulders


Macedon Ranges

Mountain Glen Drive
from Kennys Road to Watsons Road (entire length) TRAFALGAR EAST

Upgrade existing safety barriers and improve intersection delineation


Baw Baw

Pakington Street Albert Street GEELONG WEST

Upgrade signals with split phasing, improved lighting, and early start for pedestrians


Greater Geelong

Paternoster Road
Bailey Road to Beaconsfield- Emerald Road

Install profiled (audio tactile) centreline and edge lines from Beaconsfield- Emerald Road to Bailey Road; install W-Beam safety barriers



Reynard Street Gordon Street COBURG

Construct raised threshold including drainage, footpath works and speed humps either side on Reynard Street, install speed hump, signage and upgrade line marking on Portland Street, extend and expand school 40 limit



Romsey Road
from Knox Road, Glenfern Road, Kerrie Road ROMSEY

Install approximately 1300m of guard rail


Macedon Ranges

Sedgwick Road
from Nankervis Road to Storys Road MANDURANG SOUTH

Install approximately 4310m of wire rope, widen shoulders, construct staggered intersection of Sedgwick Road/Nankervis Road by realigning Nankervis Road


Greater Bendigo

Short Street McEarcharn Street EAST BAIRNSDALE

Reconfigure Y- Intersection at McEacharn Street to a T-Intersection. Mark parking lane to visually narrow street


East Gippsland

Skyline Road
from Taylor Bay Road to Fraser Park Road EILDON

Install guideposts, curve warning signs, advisory speed signs and Curve Alignment Markers at required locations along the road



Stewarts Bridge Road between Bangerang Road and Echuca-Nathalia Road KANYAPELLA

Install guide posts, curve warning signs, advisory speed signs and Curve Alignment Markers at required locations along the road



Stewarts Road Outtrim-Moyarra Road OUTTRIM

Extend barriers and add rubrail, add kerb to intersection, skid resistant pavement through curve, bell mouth seal on Grays Road, extend splitter on Outtrim- Moyarra, speed reduction to 80km/hr, advisory speeds on curves


South Gippsland

Victoria Road Darebin Road NORTHCOTE

Install mast arms on the east, west and south approaches; install a “Give Way to pedestrians" sign on the north west corner and reprogram signals so that pedestrians have a head start



Victoria Street Panton Street EAGLEHAWK

Construct splitter islands on both streets and channelisation including kerb outstands and footpaths


Greater Bendigo

Waterview Boulevard Marathon Boulevard CRAIGIEBURN

Install fully controlled right turn phases at the signalised intersection


Hume (VIC)

Wellington Street Keele Street COLLINGWOOD

Construct raised pedestrian crossing with a kerb extension, extend and refresh line marking, install new signage


Yarra City

Wentworth Avenue from Dandelion Drive ROWVILLE

Install traffic calming measures (speed cushions)



Windrock Avenue Between Punt Street and Central Park Avenue CRAIGIEBURN

Install fully controlled right turn phases at the signalised intersection. Add mast arms to the eastern and western approaches


Hume (VIC)

Windsor Avenue St Johns Avenue SPRINGVALE

Reconstruct roundabout central island to improve deflection, install pedestrian safety treatments at roundabout


Greater Dandenong

Axedale-Goornong Road 1km either side of Campaspe Road

Install approximately 930m of safety barriers and seal shoulders


Greater Bendigo

Bellfield Drive Waterview Boulevard CRAIGIEBURN

Introduce reverse curves on the north and south approaches to reduce vehicle speeds through the roundabout


Hume (VIC)

Bessie Creek Road
Seymour Road to Dore Road NAR NAR GOON NORTH

Seal shoulders between Seymour Road and Moore Road, install tactile edgeline between Seymour Road and Moore Road, install sections of W- Beam safety barriers along the road side, install drivable end walls, and remove roadside hazards



Bogong High Plains
between Sun Valley Road and Wallace Hut Track BENAMBRA

Install safety barrier and rubrail, correct crossfall, install delineation treatments including centreline and edgelines, curve warning signs, Curve Alignment Markers, Raised Reflective Pavements Markers, guideposts and reduce the speed limit



Broadford-Glenaroua Road Dwyers Road and Camerons Creek Road

Install 0.3m shoulder at curve of Broadford- Glenaroua Road, reseal bellmouths, correct superelevation, install stop sign and linemarking, upgrade signage and CAMs, revise priorities at the two-way one lane bridge with improved signs and linemarking



Camp Street Church Street KANGAROO FLAT

Install a roundabout


Greater Bendigo

Canning Street Richardson Street CARLTON NORTH

Extend kerbs, install shared entry and exit lanes, construct C-shaped central traffic island, install raised zebra crossings, mark sharrows on approaching lanes, install pedestrian facilities, appropriate signage and line marking


Yarra City

Cedar Drive Poplar Avenue NEWINGTON

Install a roundabout



Cuthberts Road Whites Road CARDIGAN

Install a roundabout



Drummond Street Macpherson St CARLTON NORTH

Construct kerb extensions, remove central parking, construct median islands, duplicate stop signs, construct raised platforms with contrasting pavement material, construct flat top road humps


Yarra City

Dublin Road Knaith Rd RINGWOOD EAST

Install traffic signals



Forest Road Dorian Avenue FERNTREE GULLY

Re-sheet the pavement with anti-skid surface (calcined bauxite)



Forge Creek Road
Netley Road to Racecourse Road

Install localised barrier protection, modify line marking


East Gippsland

Fullers Road
from Landing Road to Poor Fellow Me Creek

Install seven lengths of guardrail barrier including terminals, install warning signs, implement speed limit reduction


South Gippsland

Kelp Street Timor Street WARRNAMBOOL

Install a single lane roundabout



Kilby Road Belford Road KEW EAST

Upgrade the existing Zebra crossing to Wombat crossing and install chevron line marking



Larnders Track
from 200m south of East West Road to 500m north of East West Road

Install W-beam safety barriers and delineation improvements


Baw Baw

Meredith Street Jacana Avenue BROADMEADOWS

Raise Meredith Street approaches to Jacana Avenue, reconstruct splitter island to preserve east/west pedestrian refuge link to Olsen Place Activity Centre


Hume (VIC)

Mount Lyall Road
from North Poowong Road to Weavers Road

Seal shoulders, mark centreline, install guideposts, barriers, speed limit reduction


South Gippsland

Myers Street Swanston Street GEELONG

Install fully- controlled right turn including exclusive right-turn lanes and pedestrian early start


Greater Geelong

Normanby Avenue Rayment Street THORNBURY

Construct kerb extensions at the intersection and relocate stop lines further into intersection to improve sightlines, install raised platforms on the Rayment Street approaches



Olympic Parade
from 450m south of Calder Highway to 330m north of Symonds Street

Install approximately 1350m of safety barriers


Greater Bendigo

Pentland Parade Hobbs Street SEDDON

Construct raised intersection platform and 40km/h speed limit reduction



Rathdowne Street O'Grady Street CARLTON NORTH

Install green surface treatment in bicycle lane across conflict point, extend keep clear zone, construct kerb extensions on the O'Gradys road approach, install warning signage on the north-east corner of the intersection


Yarra City

Union Road
from Windsor Crescent to Montrose Street

Lower speed limit on Union Road from 60km/h to 40km/h between Canterbury Road and Mont Albert Road



Yan Yean Road
at Hazel Glenn Drive and Mitchells Run

Install traffic signals at Hazel Glen Drive, amend Mitchells Run to left in/left out only at Yan Tean Rd