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 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

Upgrades to seven road Black Spots in Brisbane

Media Release


17 February 2016

Joint release with:

Graham Quirk

Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor

Seven traffic Black Spots in Brisbane are slated for upgrade before the end of June on the back of $4.358 million in funding from the Turnbull Government.

Minister for Major Projects, Paul Fletcher said the upgrades are designed to prevent future accidents by installing or upgrading traffic signals, installing warning signage, removing hazards and road widening to improve safety for all road users.

“The Black Spot Programme is a key part of the National Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan which aims to reduce the number of people who die each year on our roads,” Mr Fletcher said at an onsite inspection at Blunder Road in Brisbane today.

“Blunder Road and Reedy Road is the first of the seven Black Spot projects in which works are due to begin mid-February, with the installation of new traffic lights and minor road works.”

The other six Black Spot projects are Sumners Road, Algester Road, Settlement Road, Bowhill Road, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive and Mt Nebo Road.

Brisbane City Council Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said Council was tackling traffic congestion and delivering safer Brisbane streets.

“These upgrades will make our roads safer and prevent accidents, which reduces congestion and keeps our city moving,” Cr Quirk said.

“Over the past four years, we have delivered $2.16 billion of projects that are making our roads safer and tackling congestion.

“Already Team Quirk has delivered critical safety improvements to Jack Flynn Memorial Drive in Morningside and is now completing projects in Holland Park West and at Kangaroo Point.

“These seven projects include upgrades to traffic signals, upgrades to signage, removing road hazards and widening roads.”

Nationally the Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014–15 to 2018–19, which includes an additional $200 million over two years from 2015–16 to improve road safety.