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 Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister 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

Federal funding to fix seven ‘black spots’ in Tasmania

Media Release


14 July 2018

Joint release with:

Senator Jonathon Duniam

Senator for Tasmania

The safety of seven Tasmanian road ‘black spots’ will be substantially improved over the next 12 months.

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Keith Pitt and the Chair of the Tasmanian Black Spot Consultative Panel, Senator Jonathon Duniam, today announced $863,137 for the state under the Black Spot Program’s 2018-19 funding round.

“The Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to building safer roads across the nation,” Assistant Minister Pitt said.

“The Black Spot Program targets road locations where crashes are occurring, reducing the risk of crashes through funding safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations.

“Too often we see and hear stories of road trauma and crashes across the country, which all Governments are working together to reduce,” Mr Pitt said.

“The seven black spot projects being funded across Tasmania are an important contribution towards reducing the national road toll.”

Senator Duniam said this investment in black spot projects will deliver safer roads in seven local government areas throughout Tasmania.

“Funding has been allocated to road locations that have been identified as high priority, with 42 casualty crashes recorded at these sites over the past five years,” Senator Duniam said.

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

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.

The Australian 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:

2018-19 Tasmania Black Spot Program

Project NameTreatmentAustralian Government FundingLocal Government Area
Preservation Drive
Main Road
Install non-filtering right turns at traffic signals $60,000 Central Coast Council
Parker Street
Ronald Street
Install a roundabout $270,000 Devonport City Council
Princes Street
Randall Street
Install a pedestrian refuge $30,000 Hobart City Council
Cygnet Coast Road
from Wattle Grove Road to 8.7km north
Install safety barrier $175,000 Huon Valley Council
Henry Street
from Wildor Crescent to 500m west
Install skid resistant resurfacing $100,000 Launceston City Council
Bream Creek Road
3.8km north of Burnt Hill Road (near Lukes Creek)
Install safety barrier $28,137 Sorell Council
West Tamar Highway
from 1.5km north of Frankford Road to 5km further north
Install safety barrier $200,000 West Tamar Council