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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister 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

Federal Government fixing dangerous roads in Tasmania

Media Release


30 June 2017

Joint release with:

Jonathon Duniam

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

A full list of the Black Spot projects in Tasmania is below.

2017–18 Black Spot Projects—Tasmania

Project NameTreatmentAustralian Government FundingOther ContributionTotal Estimated CostLocal Government Area
Gellibrand Drive
Rifle Range Road
Curve improvements $175,000     Clarence City Council
Acton Road
Acton Drive to a point 180m north on Acton Road
Install safety barrier $80,000     Clarence City Council
Ronald Street
Oldaker Street
Remodel roundabout $140,000     Devonport City Council
Franklin Street
Victoria Street
Install a roundabout $300,000     George Town Council
Grove Road
Constance Avenue and Arnold Street
Install kerb extensions $120,000     Glenorchy City Council
Montpelier Retreat
Kirksway Place
Install a pedestrian refuge and kerb extensions $60,200 $5,000
$65,200 Hobart City Council
Molle Street
Bathurst Street
Install a pedestrian refuge $35,000 $15,400
$50,400 Hobart City Council
Main Street
Spring Street
Install a traffic island $75,000     Kentish Council
Lighthouse Road
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
$450,000 Kingborough Council
Elphin Road
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
High Street
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
Clarence Street
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
Nubeena Road
Prices Hill Road to a point 540m south on Nubeena Road
Upgrade safety barrier $36,575 $55,000
$91,575 Tasman Council