Federal funding to fix 13 Black Spots in Tasmania

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 13 dangerous crash sites on Tasmanian roads in 2021–22.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the state would receive $2.7 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2021–22 funding round, with councils contributing a further $336,690 to the successful projects.

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

“The Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to securing our recovery and keeping our communities safe.

“The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred.

“That is why the Liberal and Nationals Government has committed a record $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2023–24 to improve road safety across the nation.”

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 13 Black Spot projects across Tasmania would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Tasmanian roads and built on previous investments in the state.

“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home sooner and safer,” Mr Buchholz said.

“This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in Tasmania rise to $22.1 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.”

Federal Member for Braddon and Chair of the Tasmanian Black Spot Consultative Panel Gavin Pearce said this investment in Black Spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the state.

“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent on average,” Mr Pearce said.

“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of three fatal and 21 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.

“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Tasmanian Police, Tasmanian Motorcycle Council, Tasmanian Bicycle Council, the Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Transport Association, the Local Government Association of Tasmania, Traffic Management Association of Australia and the Department of State Growth.”

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.

A list of funded projects is available below.

 

Media contact:

Deputy Prime Minister – (02) 6277 7520

Assistant Minister Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384

 

Tasmania Black Spot Program 2021–22

Project Name

Proposed Treatment

 Australian Government Contribution

 Council Contribution

 Council

Quail Street
Medea Street
ST HELENS

Install a mini-roundabout

$65,000

$32,500

Break O’Day

Brinktop Road
curve 1.5km east of Prossers Road
RICHMOND

Increase curve radius and road widening

$260,000

 

Clarence City

Bridgenorth Road
Long Plains Road – Stokes Lane
BRIDGENORTH

Remodel intersection with staggered T layout

$365,000

$20,000

West Tamar

Clydesdale Avenue
near Easton Avenue
WEST MOONAH

Install safety barrier and skid resistant surfacing

$120,000

 

Glenorchy

Mount Street
Three Mile Line Road - Atkins Drive
UPPER BURNIE

 Install traffic signals

$500,000

$175,000

Burnie

Huon Highway
Southbridge waste transfer station
HUONVILLE

 Relocate junction

$700,000

 

Huon Valley

Main Street (Sheffield Main Road)
High Street
SHEFFIELD

 Install a roundabout

$325,000

$50,000

Kentish

Tasman Highway
Lower Domain Road
QUEENS DOMAIN

Remodel left-turn slip lane

$122,980

$52,190

Hobart

Arthur Highway
Hawker Street South
MURDUNNA

Relocate junction

$97,500

 

Tasman

Railton Road
in vicinity of Harveys Road
MOLTEMA

Install safety barrier and skid resistant surfacing

$28,000

$7,000

Meander Valley

Second Avenue
Eighth Avenue and Tenth Avenue
WEST MOONAH

 Install bollards

$80,000

 

Glenorchy

Marys Hope Road
Gentile Court
ROSETTA

 Improve sight distance

$35,000

 

Glenorchy

Preolenna Road
1km-long section in the vicinity of Pages Road
MOORLEAH

Install warning signs and safety barrier 

$36,000

 

Waratah