Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Victoria receives $33.4 million to fix Black Spots

Media Release

DC147/2016

14 October 2016

Joint release with:

Andrew Broad

Federal Member for Mallee

The Coalition Government will reduce vehicle crashes and save lives through a $33.4 million investment in Victorian roads through its national Black Spot Programme.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today announced the funding package which will fix 108 Black Spots across the state.

“The Coalition Government is committed to building safer roads across the nation, saving lives, reducing injuries and improving productivity,” Mr Chester said.

“Our Black Spot Programme plays a big part our agenda, by helping fix dangerous locations by funding the installation of traffic signals, roundabouts, safety barriers and other improvements.”

Victorian Black Spot panel chair Andrew Broad said the projects being funded spanned 40 local government areas.

“Each of these sites have been identified as high priority projects, with 24 fatal and 474 injury crashes recorded at the sites being covered,” Mr Broad said.

“Each improvement we make at these locations will make an important contribution to reducing our national road toll.”

The Coalition Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014–15 to 2018–19, including an additional $200 million over two years from 2015–16 to improve road safety across the nation.

The panel which reviews priorities for the programme 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 Programme, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.