Federal Government fixing dangerous roads in Tasmania
30 June 2017
Joint release with:
Senator for Tasmania
Chair of the Tasmanian
Black Spot Consultative Panel
- Tasmania allocated $1.47 million under latest Black Spot Programme funding
- On average, black spot projects reduce fatal and injury crashes by 30%
The Turnbull-Joyce government is changing lives and saving lives in Tasmania by upgrading more than a dozen roads with a crash history.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester together with Liberal Senator for Tasmania and Chair of the Tasmanian Black Spot Consultative Panel, Jonathon Duniam, today announced $1.47 million for the state under the 2017-18 funding round of the Black Spot Programme.
“The Australian Government is building safer roads and the 15 ‘black spot’ roads will be substantially improved over the next year,” Mr Chester said.
“I’m passionate about keeping people safe on our roads, and on average completed Black Spot road projects reduce fatalities and injuries by 30 per cent.”
Senator Duniam said this critical investment in black spot projects would deliver safer roads in 12 local government areas throughout Tasmania.
“With 55 injury crashes recorded at these sites the much-needed projects will make real improvements to road safety at these 15 local black spots,” Senator Duniam said.
The Australian Government would like to thank the panel, which reviews priorities for the Black Spot programme. The panel includes representatives from the Tasmania Police, Tasmanian Motorcycle Council, Bicycle Network Tasmania, the Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Transport Association, the Local Government Association of Tasmania and the Department of State Growth.
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme, or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.
A full list of the Black Spot projects in Tasmania is below.
2017–18 Black Spot Projects—Tasmania
|Project Name||Treatment||Australian Government Funding||Other Contribution||Total Estimated Cost||Local Government Area|
Rifle Range Road
|Curve improvements||$175,000||Clarence City Council|
Acton Drive to a point 180m north on Acton Road
|Install safety barrier||$80,000||Clarence City Council|
|Remodel roundabout||$140,000||Devonport City Council|
|Install a roundabout||$300,000||George Town Council|
Constance Avenue and Arnold Street
|Install kerb extensions||$120,000||Glenorchy City Council|
|Install a pedestrian refuge and kerb extensions||$60,200||$5,000
|$65,200||Hobart City Council|
|Install a pedestrian refuge||$35,000||$15,400
|$50,400||Hobart City Council|
|Install a traffic island||$75,000||Kentish Council|
Bruny Island Main Road to South Bruny National Park boundary
|Undertake sight benching and reduce roadside hazards. Upgrade guideposts and curve warning signs||$200,000||$250,000
Lyttleton Street and Dowling Street
|Install a right turn lane at Dowling Street and ban right turns at Lyttleton Street||$65,000||Launceston City Council|
York Street and Clarence Street
|Realign intersection approach lanes||$15,000||Launceston City Council|
|Country Club Avenue
Las Vegas Drive
|Install a right turn lane||$70,000||$25,000
|$95,000||Meander Valley Council|
Perth Mill Road and Arthur Street
|Install traffic islands||$56,950||$28,050
|$85,000||Northern Midlands Council|
|Carlton River Road
McGinness Road to Homewood Drive
|Install safety barrier||$42,000||Sorell Council|
Prices Hill Road to a point 540m south on Nubeena Road
|Upgrade safety barrier||$36,575||$55,000