Federal funding to fix 92 black spots in Victoria

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 92 dangerous crash sites on Victorian roads over the next two years.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the state would receive $38.7 million under the program’s 2020-21 funding round.

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

“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of nine fatal crashes and a further 521 causing injuries recorded over the past five years.” 

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 92 Black Spot projects across Victoria would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Victorian roads and built on previous investments in the state.

“Our Liberal and Nationals Government has invested the funding needed to deliver 535 projects across Victoria,” Mr Buchholz said.

“Regional Victorians have been the primary beneficiaries of this program, as we have placed a heavy focus on addressing the number of crashes causing death and injury in regional areas.

“This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot program in Victoria rise to $237.4 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.”

Federal Member for Monash and Chair of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel Russell Broadbent said this investment in Black Spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout Victoria.

“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 Broadbent 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.”

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.

Media Contact:

Mr McCormack – Dean Shachar 0418 202 860
Mr Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384
Mr Broadbent – (03) 5623 2064 

202021 Black Spot Program Victoria

Project Title


Australian Government Contribution


Government Area

Katandra Main Road Labuan Road KATANDRA WEST

Relocate the southern leg of the intersection to the west to create a Staggered T intersection


Greater Shepparton

McCulloch Street George St DROMANA

Install signage, linemarking, and intersection threshold treatments


Mornington Peninsula

Bridge Inn Road Cravens Road and Galloway Drive MERNDA

Change signal phasing to include fully controlled right hand turn phase



High Street
Cramer Street

Change signal phasing to include fully controlled right turns, upgrade lanterns to LED, extend right turn lane on south approach, clear hazards



Mt Duneed Road at Rail Underpass WINCHELSEA

Widen road, construct 1m wide sealed shoulders, apply skid resistant asphalt, install guard fence with rub-rail, improve delineation and update signage, clear hazards, install street lighting


Surf Coast

Sayers Road
Tarneit Road

Install a mast arm on north approach of traffic signals



Watton Street north of Comben Drive intersection WERRIBEE

Install flashing pedestrian (Zebra) signals



Shelford-Mt Mercer Road north of Grahams Road MOUNT MERCER

Construct sealed shoulders to 1.5m from Grahams Road to Rices Road, including tactile edge line and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers. Install barrier with rub rail through the deviation on east side



Theodore Street Henry Street ST ALBANS

Install a roundabout treatment, with central splitter islands on the approaches, associated signage and linemarking, lighting upgrades as required and relocation of pedestrian crossing points



Coldstream West Road west of Victoria Road COLDSTREAM

Seal shoulders to 1m wide, install guard fence with motorcycle rub rail, install road lighting, install guard fence for exposed culvert, upgrade guard rail terminals, install line marking, edge line and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers


Yarra Ranges

Clarke Road south of Spring Road SPRINGVALE SOUTH

Upgrade street lighting along the road to current standards and improve at traffic control devices, install new blister island at southern end of road


Greater Dandenong

High Street
Queen Street

Modify and reprogram existing Pedestrian Operated Signals (POS) north of Queen Street, to be activated by traffic on Queen Street. Relocate existing bus stop



Worsley Road between Perry Road and Thompson Road BANGHOLME

Construct sealed shoulders to 1m, upgrade guard barrier terminals, install red Raised Reflective Pavement Markers along edge line


Greater Dandenong

Yarra Street
Myers Street

Change traffic light phasing including Fully Controlled Right Turns (FCRT) for Yarra Street, early start for pedestrians and illuminated Give Way to Pedestrians lantern


Greater Geelong

Fallon Street
Dawson Street

Construct a raised safety threshold (raised wombat) treatment on the south leg of the intersection, and a fully mountable splitter island with chevron line-marking on the north leg



La Trobe Street
at Entrance to
Melbourne City

Install electronic warning signs and light up coloured markers, triggered by approaching cyclists. Additional loop that calls red for drivers exiting carpark when cyclists approach and when queuing across the keep clear. Extend keep clear



McKinlay Street
Sutton Street

Install two concrete splitter islands and associated signage and line marking in McKinlay Street at the intersection of Sutton Street



Mason Street between Millers Road and Melbourne Road ALTONA NORTH

Reduce speed limit to 50 km/h with reduced traffic lane widths and buffer linemarking, install four C-roundabouts, apply green pavement to bicycle lane, install ESLS, kerb outstands, cyclist bypass lane at roundabout, install flashing zebra crossing


Hobsons Bay

Hyland Highway 7km section south of Carrajung Lower WON WRON

Correct crossfall at Carrajung Lower Road, install safety barrier with motorcycle protection rub rail, road widening at locations with new barriers, shoulder sealing, bell mouth sealing.



Aitken Boulevard James Mirams Drive and Lysterfield Drive ROXBURGH PARK

Construct raised intersection, alter signal phasing sequence to fully controlled right turns, right turn lane increase on James Mirams Drive


Hume (VIC)

LaTrobe Terrace
Fyans Street

Install fully-controlling right-turn movement on North/South approaches, improve intersection capacity


Greater Geelong

Graham Street Lahinch Street BROADMEADOWS

Raise approaches on Lahinch Street by slowing vehicles down on the north and south approach to Graham Street


Hume (VIC)

Portarlington Road McAdams Lane BELLARINE

Install Chevron Alignment Markers and guideposts, install roadside safety barrier, implement centre median linemarking, edgeline, Raised Reflective Pavement Markers, clear hazards, install ‘Stop Ahead’ signage in McAdams Lane


Greater Geelong

Barrow Street
Mitchell Street

Install asphalt speed cushion at each of the four approaches to the Barrow Street and Mitchell Street roundabout, and install street light



Moorabool Street Kilgour Street GEELONG

Install raised pavements on the east and west approaches of Kilgour Street, install mast arm on east approach (Kilgour St), install new street light


Greater Geelong

Lygon Street Victoria Street BRUNSWICK EAST

Allow advanced pedestrian cycle at traffic signals across Lygon St and install two flashing Give Way to Pedestrians signs to accompany the green east and west vehicle phase



Barwon Heads Road Mt Pleasant Road BELMONT

Upgrade/add lighting, extend and widen left turn slot, change Give Way to a Stop control, extend splitter island and advance holding line to edge of cycle lane, install Raised Reflective Pavement Markers, refresh line- marking and signs


Greater Geelong

Dawson Street Moule Street BRUNSWICK WEST

Install green bicycle lane treatment on southern bicycle lane on Dawson Street, bicycle symbol markings and a 'Watch for Cyclists' sign on Moule Street on approach to the intersection



Beards Track 11km section from Latrobe River Road NEERIM SOUTH

Apply uniform surface treatment, install delineation treatments such as Chevron Alignment Markers, signage, and guideposts, improve sight distance through curves (cutting of embankments), upgrade drainage, rest area/guidance areas located along the route


Baw Baw

Corio-Waurn Ponds Road (Princes Highway) Midland Highway GEELONG WEST

Install advisory speed limit sign along the overpass, asphalt overlay/skid resistance treatment, new mast arm on north approach on Corio-Waurn Ponds Road, move back stop line and re-cut detector loops


Greater Geelong

Surf Coast Highway Reserve Road GROVEDALE

Ban right-turn and through

manoeuvres out of Reserve Road and Felix Street, spike down rubber islands, improve signage, improvements, install mountable median extension and new street light


Greater Geelong

North Road 3km section west of O'Gradys Creek BOOLARRA

Install warning signs, advisory speed signs, Chevron Alignment Markers, guide posts, custom warning signs, seal Bellmouth, apply line marking and speed reduction


Latrobe City

Mt Pleasant Road Jacobs Street BELMONT

Apply skid-resistant asphalt overlay on road, apply line marking, install 40km/h speed advisory and roundabout ahead warning signs on approach to the roundabout, install Raised Reflective Pavement Markers and refresh low reflective signs


Greater Geelong

Cheddar Road
Carrol Street and
Gladstone Street

Install traffic island on Carrol Street to prevent right-out movements, install raised platform within the median opening, install new lighting pole, realign shared path, install concrete kerb outstands at Gladstone Street



Marion Street from Millers Road to Sutton Avenue ALTONA NORTH

Install a four raised intersection, replace existing street light at Sixth Avenue and Angus Avenue


Hobsons Bay

Lyndarum Drive Greenfields Drive and Manor House Drive EPPING

Install raised pavements on all approaches of the existing roundabout



Thompson Road
Cox Road

Remove 60 km/hr sign on south approach, upgrade signals to LED, install “No U-Turn” sign along the Cox Road west approach, install mast arm on Thompson Road, apply linemarking


Greater Geelong

Paynes Road between Lower Homestead Road and Edward Road CHIRNSIDE PARK

Seal shoulders to 1m wide, install guard fence with motorcycle rub rail, upgrade all guard rail terminals, upgrade line marking centreline and edge line, supply/upgrade raised reflective pavement markers and guideposts


Yarra Ranges

Kingsway Railway Parade North GLEN WAVERLEY

Install two new "Give Way to

Pedestrians" LED warning messages, change the existing pedestrian crossing lights at the intersection to an early start



Cleeland Street
David Street

Install raised asphalt pedestrian (wombat) crossings on all legs and geometry improvements to the existing roundabout at the intersection of Cleeland Street and David Street


Greater Dandenong

Hastings Township Between Frankston-Flinders Road, Hodgins Road, Reid Parade to the Western Port Bay HASTINGS

Implement area wide speed limit treatments in key risk areas, including lowered speeds, electronic school zone speed signs and road-markings


Mornington Peninsula

Mardan Road 3km section west of Meeniyan-Mirboo North Road MARDAN

Install warning signs, line marking (including audio tactile), raised pavement markers and guide posts over a 3km length


South Gippsland

Aquatic Drive Rosamond Road MARIBYRNONG

Install pedestrian fencing along southern side of Aquatic Drive, replace flood lights, install flashing solar stud lights, apply ‘Zig ‘zag’ line marking, install larger ’40 km/h’ speed sign



Mount Eliza Way
west of Nepean

Install wombat crossings at all pedestrian crossings and flashing lights at two-thirds of the crossings, reduce speed within shopping centre, 40km/h pavement marking, apply threshold treatment


Mornington Peninsula

Liege Avenue
from Heatherton
Road to Railway

Install raised intersection platforms at two intersections


Greater Dandenong

Burke Road
High Street and
Doncaster Road

Implement fully controlled right turn (non-peak hours) on Burke Road South approach and extend holding right turn lane



Black Springs Road Stanley Street CHIRNSIDE PARK

Widen sealed pavement and linemarking to provide a dedicated right turn lane onto Stanley Street, 1m unsealed shoulder and pavement widening, install w-beam guard rail and traffic impact cushions at the ends of the guard rail terminals


Yarra Ranges

Boardwalk Boulevard Sneydes Road POINT COOK

Install mast arm on north and west approaches



Peatlings Road 300m South West of Midland Highway BAGSHOT

Install safety barriers, straighten curves and widen road to separate traffic with a painted median, improve delineation


Greater Bendigo

Exhibition Street from La Trobe Street to Bourke Street MELBOURNE

Remove median parking and construct continuous median



Daly Street Victoria Street BRUNSWICK WEST

Construct raised Safety Platforms, along with a reduced speed limit and refreshed line marking



Leith Street
Talbot Street

Construct new roundabout at existing cross road intersection of Leith Street and Talbot Street and construct raised traffic islands and wombat crossings at the intersection of Leith Street and Ripon Street



Merri Street Banyan Street and Pertobe Road WARRNAMBOOL

Reconstruct roundabout with larger relocated central island, improved deflections, raised pavement, bike sharrows, approach islands with refuges, new street lighting


Warrnamboo l

Old Sydney Road from Northern Highway to Camerons Lane WALLAN

Upgrade and clear grass from guideposts, upgrade warning signs, reduce speed limit (Northern Highway to Stockdale Road) on Old Sydney Road, and install Chevron Alignment Markers and review curve advisory speed on Darraweit Road



Russells Bridge Road 2km section near Parker Road RUSSELLS BRIDGE

Reduce speed limit to 60km/h, install additional Chevron Alignment Markers, Raised Reflective Pavement Markers and guide posts. Place barrier line through the length of works. Improve delineation. Install new guard fence (W-beam) as required



Berkeley Street Queensberry Street CARLTON

Install electronic sign on mini mast arm and install light up coloured markers that alerts vehicles turning left that cyclists are approaching. Install green surface treatment within bicycle lane across intersection on both sides of intersection



La Trobe Street
Park Street

Install electronic warning signs and light up coloured markers that alerts vehicles turning left into Park Street that cyclists are approaching and to give way



Tannery Lane Guys Hill Road STRATHFIELDSAYE

Construct a roundabout


Greater Bendigo

St David Street
Gooch Street

Install raised intersection and kerb extensions at the intersection of St David Street / Gooch Street. Upgrade street lighting as required.



Murray Street
Bonwick Street

Install raised safety platforms on 4 legs of the intersection of Murray Street and Bonwick Street



Storys Road 1km section from Emu Creek Road EMU CREEK

Install safety barriers on high risk curves, improve delineation (Chevron Alignment Markers, continuous centreline and edge line Raised Reflective Pavement Markers), install solar lighting, seal shoulders to 1m


Greater Bendigo

Lonsdale Street
Spring Street

Upgrade signals to LED, install a mini mast arm on the south approach, clear hazards



Bakers Road
Pallett Street

Install raised safety platforms on Pallett Street (north leg) and both Bakers Road approaches, associated line marking and signage works



Rathdowne Street Pelham Street CARLTON

Install electronic warning signs that alerts vehicles turning right into Pelham Street and vehicles turning left into Rathdowne Street that cyclists are approaching. Refresh green surface treatment on bike lane across intersection



Townsend Road
Boundary Road

Install flat top humps (Wombat Crossings) on Coppards Road and Townsend Road approaches to the intersection with cyclists warning signs. Install Sharrow Markings on approaches and refresh all line markings and signs


Greater Geelong

Edols Street Cowie Street NORTH GEELONG

Construct a raised intersection matching with existing lip of kerb to avoid additional drainage measures, install new Stop line-marking and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers on Cowie Street approaches, review lighting


Greater Geelong

Fisher Road 3km section between Jacksons Track and Old Sale Road DROUIN WEST

Widen curve of northern-most corner, install safety barrier with G.R.E.A.T. terminals, improve roadside delineation including the provision of guideposts and chevron alignment markers


Baw Baw

Learmonth Road
Ring Road

Modify geometry, install left slip lane and additional approach lanes. Improve lighting



Aura Vale Road Old Menzies Creek Road MENZIES CREEK

Improve roadside delineation including the provision of guideposts and chevron alignment markers, widening of corners where feasible, clear hazards



Thomson Dam Access Road between Thomson Valley Road and Silvertop Picnic Area Road BAW BAW

Install new safety barrier with G.R.E.A.T. terminals, upgrade all non-compliant guard rail terminals to G.R.E.A.T. terminals, improve roadside delineation


Baw Baw

Station Street from Robertson Parade to Lincoln Parade ASPENDALE

Install advanced bicycle detector, relocate and install signage, provide line-marked buffer zone, install audio tactile line marking, provide green bicycle surface overlay, implement “Keep Clear” linemarking



Findon Road
Maserati Drive

Upgrade existing children’s crossing to the west of the Findon Road/Maserati Drive intersection to Pedestrian Operated Signals and provide a metering phase to enable queuing traffic in Maserati Drive to safely exit onto Findon Road



Ryans Road
Lanigan Road

Install guideposts, refresh linemarking, install signs and safety barrier with motorcycle friendly treatments at curves where crashes occurred, reduce speed limit to 80km/h



Montague Street
Bridport Street

Installing raised safety platform on the north approach to the intersection and sharrows on each approach


Port Phillip

Rubicon Street
Talbot Street

Construct new roundabout at existing cross road intersection



Gormandale- Stradbroke Road Willung Road HIAMDALE

Install guideposts, signs, and safety barrier, install driveable endwalls, extend road culverts, seal bellmouths at intersections, relocate 60km/h signs to 80km/h sign location near Butts Hill Road, refresh linemarking at Timbs Crossing Road



Grand Boulevard Newbury Boulevard CRAIGIEBURN

Install a raised wombat crossing on each of the four approaches


Hume (VIC)

Whitworth Avenue Lewis Street SPRINGVALE

Install a roundabout


Greater Dandenong

Lonsdale Street
Queen Street

Install pedestrian operated signals



Myers Road Hendersons Road BITTERN

Install compact roundabout, supported by a raised platform on each approach and provision of speed reduction signage upstream of the approach


Mornington Peninsula

Tinamba-Newry Road Upper Maffra Road NEWRY

Install guideposts, install new barrier at one curve and extend existing barrier (with motorcycle friendly treatments), alter superelevation and fill/pipe drain behind guardrail



Mair Street Armstrong Street and Lydiard Street BALLARAT CENTRAL

Install Fully Controlled Right Turns, kerb outstands, centre of the road parking removal and a solid median



Frankston- Dandenong Road O'Gradys Road CARRUM DOWNS

Control right turn from Frankston-Dandenong into O'Gradys (part time) and extend the right turn lane to 120 metres, amend O'Gradys Road lane configuration and signal operations, install Give-way-to-pedestrians signs and bus priority signals



Corrigan Road
Harold Road

Signalisation of intersection of Harold Road and Corrigan Road including pedestrian crossing provisions


Greater Dandenong

Havelock Street Landsborough Street BALLARAT NORTH

Construct new roundabout at existing cross road intersection



Wildwood Road
Somerton Road

Install roundabout with semi mountable annulus, splitter islands, associated signage, improved road drainage and upgraded street lighting


Hume (VIC)

Hodgins Road Stumpy Gully Road TUERONG

Install a compact roundabout at the intersection, supported by a raised platform on each approach and provision of speed reduction signage upstream of the approaches


Mornington Peninsula

McClelland Drive
Skye Road

Modification to roundabout to increase angle of deflection and reduce speed. Design and construct kerb extension, traffic island, footpath and other associated works



Shoreham Road Frankston-Flinders Road to Point Leo Road SHOREHAM

Seal shoulders to 1.2m on both sides of carriageway, install Chevron Alignment Markers at horizontal curves along route, install sections of safety barrier


Mornington Peninsula

Codrington Street Ligar Street DROMANA

Install compact roundabout

supplemented by speed cushion pairs on each approach/departure to intersection reducing vehicle speeds on east-west and north-south approach


Mornington Peninsula

Lake Road Murray Valley Highway OLD TALLANGATTA

Install flashing warning sign (side road activated), install curve warning signage, upgrade intersection warning signage



Box Forest Road
Sages Road

Install of Pedestrian Operated Signals (Puffin) at the intersection of Box Forest Road and Sages Road, lighting improvements, accessibility improvements