Federal Funding delivers for 'Black Spots' in Victoria
10 August 2018
Joint release with:
Mobility Advocacy Manager
Member of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel
Russell Broadbent MP
Federal Member for McMillan
The safety of 46 Victorian road ‘black spots' will be substantially improved over the next 12 months.
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Hinkler, Keith Pitt, and Member for McMillan, Russell Broadbent, today announced $14.7 million for Victoria under the Black Spot Program's 2018–19 funding round.
They were joined by the RACV's Mobility Advocacy Manager and Member of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel, Dave Jones, at the site of a black spot in Bunyip, where more than $850,000 has been allocated to install a new guard rail.
Mr Pitt said the Black Spot Program demonstrated the Coalition Government's commitment to building safer roads across the nation.
“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has found that, on average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent,” Mr Pitt said.
“The Black Spot Program provides much needed funding for safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations.
“The Coalition Government is committed to getting people home safer and quicker and 46 new black spot projects being funded across Victoria are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll.”
Mr Broadbent said this investment in black spot projects would deliver safer roads in 26 local government areas throughout Victoria.
“Locally this funding is making roads safer in Cardinia, Bass Coast and Baw Baw Shires with the projects including Main South Road at Drouin, Main Drain Road at Bunyip and works on Phillip Island.
“The works at Main Drain Road will see the installation of a safety barrier between Evans Road through to Little Road while works on Main South Road will include the sealing of the shoulders, installation of a skid resistance overlay as well as line marking,” Mr Broadbent said.
“Across all blackspots identified, a total of 241 casualty crashes were recorded at these sites over the past five years, including 11 accidents involving fatalities.
“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), the Victorian Transport Association, Victoria Police, the Municipal Association of Victoria and VicRoads.”
Dave Jones from the RACV said local communities should get involved in the Black Spot Program.
“We encourage local communities to consider nominating sites with significant safety issues for future funding,” Mr Jones said.
“Many of these sites are in regional and rural areas, where further work needs to be done to improve the safety of roads.
“As our population grows, it's essential that spending on safety measures and road maintenance keeps pace with higher traffic volumes.”
The Coalition Government has committed $744.5 million to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2021–22 to improve road safety across the nation.
For more information on the Australian Government's Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit: investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/.
2018–19 Victoria Black Spot Program
|Project Name||Treatment||Australian Government Funding||Local Government Area|
|Modify roundabout||$153,200||City of Ballarat|
|Modify roundabout||$45,100||City of Ballarat|
Coghlan Road to Thompsons Avenue
|Install flexible barriers, new pavement marking, guide posts and signage. Seal shoulders and remove vegetation. Reduce speed limit to 60km/h||$758,900||Bass Coast Shire Council|
|Main South Road
near Cobbledick Road
|Seal shoulders. Install skid resistance overlay and line marking||$185,000||Baw Baw Shire Council|
|Labertouche North Road
Bunyip River Road
|Install guardrail, rubrail, guide posts and chevron alignment markers||$138,500||Baw Baw Shire Council|
|Install right turn lanes and pedestrian refuge island. Upgrade lighting. Install threshold treatment (Watt Street)||$132,000||Brimbank City Council|
George Street and Leonard Street
|Install splitter islands, right turn lanes, and verge parking. Remove tree. Upgrade lighting||$114,000||Brimbank City Council|
|Main Drain Road
Evans Road to Little Road
|Install safety barrier||$869,400||Cardinia Shire Council|
View Hill Road to Pakenham Road
|Install guardrail with rubrail and tactile edge lines||$285,000||Cardinia Shire Council|
|Install guardrail and seal shoulder||$169,200||Casey City Council|
Irrewillpe Road to Miller Street
|Install linemarking, bicycle lane, Raised Reflective Pavement Markers (RRPMs), signage and painted kerb outstands||$13,100||Colac Otway Shire Council|
|Reduce speed limit to 40km/h. Install "Give Way to Pedestrians" signs. Relocate speed humps and signs||$162,000||City of Darebin|
Bancroft Street to Edgar Street
|Install splitter islands and associated pavement work, signage, linemarking and raised reflective pavement markers||$115,000||Glenelg Shire Council|
Hermitage Road and Old Bridgewater Road
|Install safety barrier||$899,000||City of Greater Bendigo|
|Install safety barrier and lighting||$406,000||City of Greater Bendigo|
|Raise intersection, install traffic islands, and upgrade street lighting||$391,000||City of Greater Bendigo|
|North Harcourt Road
|Seal shoulders and install guardrail||$386,000||City of Greater Bendigo|
|Construct splitter islands and kerb outstands||$112,000||City of Greater Bendigo|
|Thomas Street, Scott Street
|Install traffic signals||$355,000||City of Greater Dandenong|
|Windsor Avenue, Regent Avenue
|Modify the roundabout and undertake linemarking||$113,000||City of Greater Dandenong|
|Install traffic signals and lighting||$774,500||The Greater Geelong City Council|
at alignment bend
|Widen road at curve and construct flat top road humps and associated works. Improved lighting||$730,000||The Greater Geelong City Council|
|Install roundabout, wombat crossings and associated civil works. Install safety barrier and bollards. Improve lighting||$460,200||The Greater Geelong City Council|
|Install splitter island on Watson Avenue and right turn auxiliary lane on High Street. Install lighting||$309,800||The Greater Geelong City Council|
|Install safety barrier, centre and edge linemarking, and raised reflective pavement markers. Remove tree.||$120,000||City of Greater Shepparton|
Emu Creek Bridge to 200m west of Havelock Road
|Install safety barrier, rubrail, post caps, and warning signs. Seal bellmouth||$602,000||Hume City Council|
|Osbornes Flat Road
Gap Flat Road
|Widen road at intersections and seal shoulders. Install safety barriers||$650,000||Indigo Shire Council|
Glenview Drive to Head Street
|Install raised median, speed platform, concrete skirt and barrier. Install bike lanes and roadmarkings||$181,400||Latrobe City Council|
|Install splitter islands on Crinigan Road||$114,500||Latrobe City Council|
Vinnicombes Road, Black Range Road and Monument Road
|Install safety barrier with rubrail, warning signs and linemarking||$801,000||Macedon Ranges Shire Council|
|Construct splitter islands and install Give Way signs (Orange Avenue), relocate holding line||$24,000||Mildura Rural City Council|
PASCOE VALE SOUTH
|Construct speed humps on all approaches||$65,000||Moreland City Council|
|Install speed cushions on all approaches||$23,000||Moreland City Council|
|Lake View Road
Lake Street to Tower Hill Road
|Install safety barrier, improved linemarking, signage and chevron alignment markers||$148,000||Moyne Shire Council|
|Broad Gully Road
Haleys Gully Road to Black Gully Road
|Install guardrail, seal shoulders, cut embankments and remove trees. Install linemarking and signage. Reduce speed limit to 60km/h||$965,000||Nillumbik Shire Council|
Gums Flats Road to Nortons Road
|Widen shoulder seal at curves. Install guardrail with rubrail, chevron alignment markers, warning and speed advisory signs||$500,500||Surf Coast Shire|
|Horseshoe Bend Road
McCanns Road to west of Thompson Creek
|Widen shoulder seal and install edge lines, guideposts and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers (RRPMs). Install guardrail, rubrail and speed advisory signs. Install vehicles activated sign. Reduce speed limit to 60km/hr (limited section only)||$499,800||Surf Coast Shire|
Otway Street to Smith Street
|Apply skid resistance overlay (Otway and Smith Streets). Install truck warning/advisory signs, linemarking, and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers (RRPMs)||$129,900||Surf Coast Shire|
Giffen Street and Koroit Street
|Install fully controlled right turn on Giffen Street, improved signage and delineation||$30,000||City of Warrnambool|
|Sale Toongabbie Road
Nambrok Road to Denison Road
|Construct intersections offsets, and install guardrail||$592,000||Wellington Shire Council|
|Freestone Creek Road
Coopers Road to near Froam Road
|Install raised reflective pavement markers, edgeline, guideposts, warning signs and chevron alignment markers. Reduce speed limit to 60km/h||$115,500||Wellington Shire Council|
|Great Brome Avenue
O'Hems Road to Lyndarum Drive
|Install raised pavement speed humps, high friction surface treatment at intersections. Bicycle detour route at roundabout, additional speed limit signs||$381,000||Whittlesea City Council|
|Lusatia Park Road
Teeses Road and Eacotts Road
|Install guard rail with rubrail and delineation improvements. Seal shoulder and remove tree||$352,000||Yarra Ranges Shire Council|
|Myers Creek Road
Road 11 to Leonard Road
|Install guardrail with rubrail, guardrail and chevron alignment markers. Seal bellmouth and surface blasting. Reduce speed limit to 60km/h||$238,000||Yarra Ranges Shire Council|
500m west of Sheffield Road
|Install skid resistant pavement, chevron alignment markers and raised reflective pavement markers. Seal bellmouths||$63,000||Yarra Ranges Shire Council|
|The Crescent, Sassafrass Creek Road
Mount Dandenong Tourist Road to Perrins Creek Road
|Install edgeline, centreline, guideposts, raised reflective pavement markers (RRPMs) and chevron alignment markers (CAMs)||$31,900||Yarra Ranges Shire Council|