Federal funding to fix 24 black spots in Tasmania

Twenty-four dangerous crash sites on Tasmanian roads will be substantially improved over the next 12 months thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.
 
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the state would receive $3.5 million under the program’s 2020-21 funding round, with councils contributing a further $1.7 million to the successful projects.
 
“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads right across the nation,” Mr McCormack said.
 
“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of 47 crashes causing injuries, with one fatality recorded over the past five years – that’s why we are moving to make them safer.”
 
The Deputy Prime Minister also congratulated Gavin Pearce MP on his appointment to the role of Chair of the Tasmanian Black Spots Consultative Panel.
 
“Mr Pearce assumes this important leadership role in the Black Spot program at a significant time, as we work to make Tasmanian roads safer.
 
“I have no doubt he will approach this role with the same energy and enthusiasm he brings to Canberra, where he so ably represents the people of Braddon.”
 
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 24 Black Spot projects across Tasmania would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Tasmanian roads.
 
“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that, on average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent,” Mr Buchholz said.
 
“This is why the Australian Government has committed $1.05 billion to the Black Spot Program nationwide from 2013-14 to 2022-23 to improve road safety. 
 
“These 24 sites selected for safety upgrades are in addition to the 123 Black Spot projects already completed or in progress across Tasmania to improve road safety and get Tasmanians home sooner and safer.”
 
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 Tasmania.
 
“The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at road locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred or are at risk of occurring,” Mr Pearce said.
 
“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 and the Department of State Growth.”
 
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.

 

2020–21 Black Spot Program – Tasmania

Project Name

Proposed Treatment

 Australian Government Contribution ($)

Council Contribution ($)

Council

Conway Street
Derby Street
MOWBRAY

Install a roundabout

           107,000

 

Launceston

Molle Street
Collins Street
HOBART

Install traffic signals

           300,000

           150,000

Hobart

Black Hills Road
650-metre section south from Ransleys Road
BLACK HILLS

Undertake road rehabilitation and delineation

           117,727

           117,727

Derwent

Don Road
Lovett Street – Sorell Street
DEVONPORT

Modify road markings, signal operation and street lighting

             40,000

 

Devonport

Golconda Road
Bacala Road to Farrellys Road
LILYDALE

Road widening, resurfacing and enhanced delineation

           200,000

           550,000

Launceston

Burnett Street
Campbell Street
NORTH HOBART

Remove one of the two right-turn lanes

           240,000

 

Hobart

Tasman Highway
1.6-kilometre section north from Old Man Creek
ROCKY HILLS

Install safety barrier

           180,000

 

Glamorgan

Marys Hope Road
Kilander Avenue - Dooleys Avenue
BERRIEDALE

Remodel intersection, including kerb extensions

             54,000

 

Glenorchy

West Nook Road
Sheffield Road to Tarleton Street
SHEFFIELD

Widen road

           111,000

 

Kentish

Gilbert Street
Hamilton Street
LATROBE

Install a roundabout

           350,000

 

Latrobe

Pitcairn Street
Montrose Road
MONTROSE

Install traffic islands

             21,000

 

Glenorchy

Osmaston Road
Exton Road – Bogan Road
OSMASTON

Remodel intersection

           115,000

           115,000

Meander Valley

Upper Domain Road
Clearys Gates Road
QUEENS DOMAIN

Install a roundabout

           200,000

             40,000

Hobart

Elizabeth Street
Patrick Street
HOBART

Install kerb extensions

           131,400

             60,000

Hobart

Gardens Road
Lyall Road
BINALONG BAY

Remove crest

           200,000

           200,000

Break O'Day

Fulham Road
120-metre section east of Primrose Sands Road
CARLTON RIVER

Realign road

           230,000

           100,000

Sorell

Collinsvale Road and Molesworth Road
900-metre section east and 300-metre section west of Glenlusk Road
COLLINSVALE

Install safety barrier

           115,000

 

Glenorchy

Dalrymple Road
Industry Road
MOUNT DIRECTION

Remodel junction

           250,000

           250,000

George Town

Elderslie Road
Bluff Road
ELDERSLIE

Remodel junction

           150,000

 

Southern Midlands

Macquarie Road
West Street to Poatina Road
CAMPBELL TOWN

Improve signs and markings, widen road on crests and curves

             89,650

 

Northern Midlands

Paradise Road, Nook Road and Native Plains Road
Bridges over Unnamed Creek, Aitken Creek and Redwater Creek
SHEFFIELD

Install safety barrier

           100,000

 

Kentish

Nubeena Road
650-metre section west of Tramway Street
PORT ARTHUR

Upgrade safety barrier

             86,279

             57,519

Tasman

Green Point Road
350-metre section west of Comeback Road
MARRAWAH

Upgrade safety barrier

           110,465

 

Circular Head

Sheffield Road
two-kilometre section north of Bridle Track Road
STOODLEY

Install electronic icy road warning signs

             17,545

             17,545

Kentish

  
Media Contact:

Mr McCormack – Dean Shachar 0418 202 860
Mr Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384
Mr Pearce – (03) 6431 1333