$2.6 million to fund 17 new Black Spot projects in Tasmania

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 17 dangerous crash sites on Tasmanian roads in 2022–23.

The state will receive $2.6 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2022–23 funding round.

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, or are at risk of occurring.

These 17 Black Spot projects will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Tasmania’s roads, and build on previous investments in the state.

Tasmanians have had a devastating year with 53 people dying on our roads; this is a 60.6% increase from 2021.

Black Spot Consultative Panels provide the opportunity for stakeholders to have a say in the project selection process, and ensure that nominations of the highest priority and importance to the local community are recommended for approval.

The panel that reviews priorities for the program in Tasmania includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania, Tasmanian Transport Association, Tasmanian Motorcycle Council, Tasmanian Bicycle Network, Tasmania Police, Local Government Association of Tasmania, and 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.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories Kristy McBain:

“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads.

“The Australian Government has committed $110 million per year to the Black Spot Program to improve road safety across the nation.

“In announcing these new projects, this Government recognises the importance of working with the Tasmanian Government to partner with local councils to deliver the program in the state.”

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, and Senator for Tasmania Carol Brown:

“By targeting road locations susceptible to crashes, the Black Spot Program is very effective at reducing injuries or even death from accidents on our roads.

“This program results in saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.

“I encourage community groups, motorist and industry organisations as well as councils and individuals to nominate Black Spot sites of local concern to be considered for treatment.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Lyons and Chair of the Tasmanian Black Spot Consultative Panel Brian Mitchell:

“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.

“This investment in Black Spot projects will deliver safer roads throughout the state.

“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home safely every trip.”


Tasmanian Black Spot Program 2022–23

Project Title

Project Description

Australian Government Funding

Council Co-Contribution

Local Government Area

George Street
Balfour Street

Install kerb outstands




Maranoa Road
Denison Street

Improve superelevation and skid resistance




Percy Street
Parker Street

Install a roundabout




Gilbert Street
Percival Street

Install a roundabout




Glenlusk Road
700 metres length, south of Molesworth Road

Resurface road and install safety barrier




Berriedale Road
Intercity Cycleway

Install a refuge island




Interlaken Road
curve approx 11 kilometres south of Dennistoun Road junction

Widen road with sight benching on inside of curve



Central Highlands

Fairtlough Street
mid-block location between Main Road and Elizabeth Street

Install a zebra crossing on a flat-top road hump



Northern Midlands

Circassian Street
Medea Street

Install a roundabout



Break O'Day

Huon Road
discrete locations along a four-kilometre section between South Hobart and Fern Tree

Seal gravel shoulder




White Hill Road
200-metre section, two kilometres east of Forcett

Install safety barrier




Bream Creek Road
400-metre section, two kilometres east of Kellevie

Install safety barrier




Collinsvale Road
near Glenlusk Road junction

Install safety barrier




Molesworth Road
one kilometre west of Glenlusk Road junction

Install safety barrier




Plenty Valley Road
600-metre section, four kilometres west of Glenfern Road junction

Undertake road rehabilitation and improve delineation




Bridge Safety Upgrade
Bridges on Kentish Council’s rural road network

Install safety barrier and terminals on bridges




Olivers Tourist Road
19-kilometre section between Merset River and Sheffield Main Road

Install safety barrier