Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/ Latest releases from the Ministers en Funding to help Australian venues bring back the music https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/funding-help-australian-venues-bring-back-music <p>Applications are now open for the first round of the Morrison Government’s $20 million Live Music Australia program, designed to bring more home-grown music to Australians stages.</p> <p>Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the first year of the new live music program has been adapted to assist in recovery from COVID-19.</p> <p>“This program will help the live music scene to adapt in this changing environment by supporting venues to host gigs, performances and tours of local talent as restrictions ease,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>“I encourage pubs, clubs and venues around the country to apply for funding through the new Live Music Australia program so they can get back on their feet and be ready to open their doors to once again bring live home-grown music to Australian audiences.</p> <p>“There will be a particular focus on small to medium-sized venues, which provide professional staging for quality original Australian live music both to support emerging talent and provide established musicians a setting to reconnect with their fans.”</p> <p>Live Music Australia is an open competitive grant program which will deliver $5 million annually over four years, with each of the two rounds per year providing $2.5 million. The aim of the 2020-21 funding is to:</p> <ul> <li>assist venues as they prepare to reopen and rebuild their music programs as restrictions are lifted on public gatherings and live performance</li> <li>support performance opportunities for original contemporary music by Australia artists</li> <li>support partnerships, collaboration and networks across the Australian live music industry.</li> </ul> <p>“Along with many Australians, I can’t wait to see our musos back on stage doing their thing. This country has long had a vibrant live music scene and we want it back as soon as public health requirements allow!”</p> <p>Live music performances contribute an estimated $15.4 billion to the Australian economy and create 65,000 full and part-time jobs. In 2018 contemporary music generated the highest ticket revenue in the live performance sector, generating $1.092 billion, and attracted the highest attendance of 10.08 million.</p> <p>The program is part of the Government’s $30.9 million Australian Music Industry Package, announced in March 2019.</p> <p>For more information about Live Music Australia visit <a href="http://www.arts.gov.au/contemporary-music">arts.gov.au/contemporary-music</a> and to apply for Live Music Australia funding visit <a href="https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/live-music-australia">arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/live-music-australia</a>. Applications close at 11.59pm on Sunday 13 September.</p> <p>The Office for the Arts will work with funding recipients on the timing and delivery of these activities in line with any current COVID-19 requirements.</p> <h2><strong>Media contact:</strong></h2> <p>Rebecca Papillo | 0439 892 771 | <a href="mailto:Rebecca.Papillo@communications.gov.au">Rebecca.Papillo@communications.gov.au</a></p> Fletcher Funding to help Australian venues bring back the music A new sporting complex for Tahmoor https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/tudge/media-release/new-sporting-complex-tahmoor <p>Construction has begun on a new Tahmoor District Sporting Complex, with a vision to create a district level sports precinct that will meet the long-term needs of Wollondilly.</p> <p>Funding from the $190 million Western Parkland City Liveability Program has made it possible to bring the first stage of the Master Plan to life.</p> <p>The program is part of the Western Sydney City Deal, which is delivering on its city-shaping vision, supporting growth and innovation, and creating job opportunities to build a resilient and sustainable Parkland City.</p> <p>Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said community infrastructure is key to the Morrison Government’s jobs-led recovery from COVID-19.</p> <p>“The Western Sydney City Deal is creating jobs and boosting quality of life,” Mr Tudge said.</p> <p>“Kicking off construction on the Tahmoor District Sporting Complex means local jobs on the ground right now.”</p> <p>NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said it is exciting to see projects that are supported by the Western Parkland City Liveability Program start to take shape. I look forward to seeing this sporting complex become a reality for the people of Tahmoor and the whole district.</p> <p>Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions, and member for Hume Angus Taylor said the construction of new facilities is critical to activating new job opportunities for Hume.</p> <p>“We are creating jobs in local communities to build the foundations of the post-COVID-19 recovery,” Mr Taylor said.</p> <p>Member for Wollondilly, Nathaniel Smith MP said I’m looking forward to turning up to the Tahmoor District Sporting Complex in years to come to watch sporting events for all ages and cheering on our local teams at a fantastic new sports facility.</p> <p>Wollondilly Shire Mayor Matthew Deeth said planning with the community through the Master Plan process, has allowed us to turn the existing Tahmoor Sportsground into a modern, user-friendly facility that our local sporting groups and the community can be proud of.</p> <p>“The upgrade will ensure longevity of the site as a district level sporting complex to cater for Wollondilly’s growing population over the next 20 years,” Cr Deeth said.</p> <p>Updates on the project and notification of access restrictions due to construction activity will be available on Council’s website <a href="https://www.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/council/shire-projects/council-projects/tahmoor-sporting-complex/">https://www.wollondilly.nsw.gov.au/council/shire-projects/council-projects/tahmoor-sporting-complex/</a>.</p> <h2 class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Media Contact:</strong></h2> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Minister Tudge </strong>– Michael Bennett 0434 782 923</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Minister Ayres </strong>– Sophie Hull 0447 583 756</p> Tudge A new sporting complex for Tahmoor NBN Co’s full year results show record performance in 2019-20 https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/nbn-cos-full-year-results-show-record-performance-2019-20 <p>The Morrison Government welcomes NBN Co’s full year financial results released today, with the company exceeding key rollout metrics and achieving strong financial performance while providing vital support to Australians through COVID-19.</p> <p>Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said the company achieved record revenue in the 12 months to June 2020 and successfully secured private debt despite the challenges in the market.</p> <p>“NBN Co achieved $3.8 billion in revenue in the 12 months to June 2020, an increase of approximately $1 billion, or 36 per cent, compared to $2.83 billion in revenue for 2018-19,” Minister Cormann said.</p> <p>“The company raised $6.1 billion in funding from private debt markets in May 2020 and maintains a strong financial outlook to continue future investments in the network. The Government is very pleased with NBN Co’s performance despite the challenges presented by COVID-19.”</p> <p>Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts the Hon. Paul Fletcher MP said the company surpassed its build and activation targets outlined in the 2020-23 Corporate Plan.</p> <p>“NBN Co exceeded its corporate plan activation targets by 267,000 premises and surpassed network build targets by more than 230,000 homes and businesses. More than 1.7 million premises connected to the network in the 12 months to 30 June 2020, with 7.26 million homes and businesses on the NBN and over 11.73 million premises ready to connect,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>“Despite this achievement, NBN Co continues to build the network out to new developments and premises with complex connections. The company has made significant headway in resolving many of these complex builds. NBN Co now expect that around 88,000 of these complex premises will be made ready to connect before the end of 2020.</p> <p>“The Government’s investment in this critical infrastructure has proven more important than ever. COVID-19 presents extremely difficult financial and economic challenges for many and access to affordable and reliable broadband through the NBN has been vital.</p> <p>“When COVID-19 struck, nearly 99 per cent of Australian homes and businesses were able to connect to the NBN. When millions of Australians suddenly needed to work or study from home due to COVID-19, the NBN was there for them in their hour of need – but if our Liberal-National Government had not completely redesigned the network rollout strategy in 2013 to clean up the chaotic mess we inherited from Labor, the situation in 2020 would have been very different, with around 4.5 million homes in the fixed line footprint still unable to connect to the NBN.</p> <p>“NBN Co moved quickly and worked with industry to implement a world-leading response to unprecedented network demand by providing up to 40 per cent additional capacity to internet retailers at no extra cost and increased data allowances for Sky Muster satellite customers.</p> <p>“NBN Co also implemented a $150 million financial relief and assistance package to help retail service providers support customers affected by COVID-19, particularly low-income households and businesses facing financial hardship.”</p> <p>For more information about the NBN rollout visit: <a href="http://www.nbnco.com.au">www.nbnco.com.au</a></p> <h2><strong>Media contacts:</strong></h2> <p><strong>Minister Cormann: </strong></p> <p>Karen Wu | 0428 350 139 | <a href="mailto:Karen.Wu@finance.gov.au">Karen.Wu@finance.gov.au</a>  </p> <p><strong>Minister Fletcher:</strong></p> <p>Rebecca Papillo | 0439 892 771 | <a href="mailto:Rebecca.Papillo@communications.gov.au">Rebecca.Papillo@communications.gov.au</a></p> Fletcher NBN Co’s full year results show record performance in 2019-20 RISE Fund and Sustainability Fund guidelines released https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/fletcher/media-release/rise-fund-and-sustainability-fund-guidelines-released <p>The Morrison Government has today released the guidelines for the $75 million Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund to help reactivate the arts and entertainment sector following the impacts of COVID-19.</p> <p>The new fund, which is part of the Government’s $250 million JobMaker plan for the creative economy, will provide seed funding to eligible arts organisations, companies and promoters to fund new events, activities and productions that require significant capital investment.</p> <p>Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the Government is taking action to support the creative economy and get the sector back doing what it does best.</p> <p>“The RISE Fund will provide grants of between $75,000 and $2 million to help restart activities such as festivals, concerts, tours and events once it is safe to do so,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>“The grants will allow the arts sector reactivate, re-imagine and create new cultural experiences, including innovative operating and digital delivery models. This will help keep artists, performers, roadies, front of house staff and all those who work behind the scenes employed.”</p> <p>“I encourage eligible organisations across Australia to familiarise themselves with the RISE Fund guidelines ahead of applications opening later this month to help bring arts and entertainment back to Australian audiences.”</p> <p>The Government is also releasing guidelines for the $35 million Arts Sustainability Fund to provide direct financial assistance to support Commonwealth-funded arts and culture organisations facing threats to their viability due to COVID-19.</p> <p>“The Arts Sustainability Fund will provide targeted support to sector-significant organisations across areas such as theatre, dance, circus, music and other fields which are facing immediate threats to their continuing financial viability,” Minister Fletcher said.</p> <p>“Australia’s creative and cultural sector is an important component of Australia’s economy, generating $112 billion a year and stimulating activity in adjacent sectors such as tourism and hospitality. Having a strong creative and cultural sector will be important in rebuilding the economy following COVID-19.”</p> <p>Applications for grants under these two funds will open from 31 August 2020 and applications can be made through until 31 May 2021 (5:00pm AEST). Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis by the Office for the Arts and the Australia Council, with strategic advice from the Creative Economy Taskforce informing final decisions by the Minister.</p> <p>Funding will be allocated based on a range of criteria as set out in the guidelines, and with the aim of an appropriate balance across art forms, large and small organisations, states and territories and the subsidised and non-subsidised parts of the sector. Successful applications will demonstrate that the funded activity will support Australian jobs.</p> <p>The $250 million JobMaker plan for the creative economy builds on the support which has been flowing to the sector for months through whole of government measures, including around $100 million per month through JobKeeper and cashflow support, $27 million in targeted support announced in April and annual investment of around $750 million in the creative and cultural sector.</p> <p>Members of the Creative Economy Taskforce and the $50 million Temporary Interruption Fund (TIF) guidelines are expected to be announced in coming weeks. The terms of the $90 million loan scheme are in advanced development with banks.</p> <p>To find out more visit <a href="http://www.arts.gov.au/covid-19-update">www.arts.gov.au/covid-19-update.</a></p> <h2><strong>Media contact:</strong></h2> <p>Rebecca Papillo | 0439 892 771 | <a href="mailto:Rebecca.Papillo@communications.gov.au">Rebecca.Papillo@communications.gov.au</a></p> Fletcher RISE Fund and Sustainability Fund guidelines released Charles Darwin University carpark contract boosts local jobs https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/tudge/media-release/charles-darwin-university-carpark-contract-boosts-local-jobs <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">A local Darwin company has kicked off work on the site for Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) new Education and Community Precinct.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Shape Australia won a $200,000 contract to install hoardings and signage on site.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Its five-strong local team form part of the 730 jobs supported during construction, which includes 350 jobs on-site and 380 jobs across the supply chain.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said site preparations would quickly pave the way for construction on the CDU precinct. </p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“With communities and businesses right across the nation reeling from the impacts of COVID-19, we know that every single construction job we can support will make a world of difference,” Mr Tudge said.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“Building this world-class university campus is also expected to provide a $600 million boost to the Darwin economy over a 30-year period and create an estimated 54 ongoing jobs every year.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“It will make Darwin even more alive than it already is, boosting local businesses like cafés, restaurants, bars and retail stores by attracting an influx of students and visitors.”</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">The Morrison Government fast-tracked $74.8 million to bring forward construction on the new precinct.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Senator for the Northern Territory Dr Sam McMahon said the precinct was designed to create a hive of activity in the Darwin CBD.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“The centrepiece of the precinct is a new state-of-the-art city campus for Charles Darwin University to promote Darwin as a centre of excellence for education in Northern Australia while delivering a better, more seamless student experience,” Senator McMahon said.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“It will also bring together community, retail and commercial facilities to establish a dynamic and engaging hub in the heart of the city for locals to enjoy.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“Getting on with the job of building city-shaping infrastructure like this for the Territory is important now more than ever, and the community can rest assured our Government continues to have their backs.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“We know how transformative this new precinct will be for Darwin, which is why I am pleased to see development applications have been approved, site preparations are underway and local workers are already installing hoarding ahead of major construction.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“This includes installing the signage needed for construction to start, physically and symbollically marking this major step toward becoming a reality for Territorians.” </p> <p>CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks welcomed the news, saying the precinct was critical to the university’s future success.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“This precinct will help us meet future student demands while offering a state-of-the-art learning facility for the Darwin community to come together and share ideas,” Professor Maddocks said.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“This announcement builds on the momentum achieved by the recent approval of a $151.5 million loan from the Australian Government’s Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility to secure the expansion of our Darwin campus.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“I look forward to seeing this new piece of our university take shape, with construction expected to be complete in time for the 2024 academic year.”</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">The City Deal is a joint initiative of the Australian and Northern Territory governments and the City of Darwin.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">The Darwin City Deal Implementation Plan is available at  <a href="http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/cities/city-deals/darwin">www.infrastructure.gov.au/cities/city-deals/darwin</a>.</p> <h2 class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Media Contact:</strong></h2> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Minister Tudge</strong> – Michael Bennett 0434 782 923</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Senator McMahon </strong>– Electorate Office (08) 8948 3555</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Vice-Chancellor Maddocks </strong>– Robyn McDougall 0439 675 567</p> Tudge Charles Darwin University carpark contract boosts local jobs Rural road users urged to take road safety seriously https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/buchholz/media-release/rural-road-users-urged-take-road-safety-seriously <p class="MsoNormal">The Australia Government has joined the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF), in urging all motorists using rural roads to reconsider their behaviour and put road safety first, during this Rural Road Safety Month and beyond.</p> <p class="MsoListParagraph">Rural Road Safety Month was launched in 2018, following research showing rural road users were over-represented in the nation’s road toll for death and serious injury.</p> <p class="MsoListParagraph">Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said, with rural road fatalities making up two thirds of last year’s national road toll, the community must come together and recognise that road safety is everyone’s business.</p> <p class="MsoListParagraph">“The Australian Government is committed to getting Australians home sooner and safer, which is why we committed $500 million for a Targeted Road Safety package to help keep Australian drivers safe as they emerge from COVID-19 restrictions — however, we cannot do it alone,” Mr McCormack said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“Last year 835 people lost their lives on regional roads, devastating their friends and communities and leaving behind 835 mourning families.</p> <p class="MsoListParagraph">“It is the job of every motorist or rider across the country to help us bring that number down to zero because even one death or one crash on our roads is one too many.”</p> <p class="MsoListParagraph">Assistant Minister Buchholz said the Morrison-McCormack Government had put road safety high on the agenda and was working closely with road safety advocates, state and local governments and stakeholders to ensure investments were delivering targeted outcomes.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“The Australian Government has a long-term plan, a 10-year infrastructure vision with a pipeline of projects and investment worth $100 billion. These projects will improve our road network and make safety improvements across the country,” Mr Buchholz said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“We have also opened the Office of Road Safety to provide greater leadership and coordination of road safety efforts at a national level. This is putting road safety at the forefront of our transport infrastructure investment program and is bringing all levels of government together.”</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Australian Road Safety Foundation founder and CEO Russell White said every driver, whether city or country based, must take ownership of their role in reducing the regional road toll.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“Despite smaller population numbers, 109 people have already lost their lives on New South Wales' rural roads this year, which shows that just one dangerous choice can have dire consequences,” Mr White said.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">"We will continue to see an unnecessary loss of life in rural communities until we acknowledge that all road users have a personal responsibility to ensure safety is front of mind when behind the wheel.”</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Mr Buchholz said there were many factors contributing to the road toll.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. When you get behind the wheel of a car, truck, bike or bus – you’re responsible for doing the right thing. Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, wear your seatbelt, stop for regular beaks, slow down and do the right thing.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“The Australian Government is continuing to make targeted investments through the Black Spot Program to address high risk areas, to get people home sooner and safer.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“Similarly, the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program is upgrading danger points that experience high traffic flows of heavy vehicles.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“While we will continue to invest in safer roads, there is always more to be done and driver awareness and behaviour is a big factor in road safety. </p> <p class="MsoNormal">“Our Government is also providing vital funding to revitalise the Driver Reviver Program, including $8m for site upgrades.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">“I encourage everyone to make the pledge to Choose Road Safety and support rural road safety month through hosting local events or sharing road safety information among staff, students, colleagues, family and friends,” Mr Buchholz said.</p> <h2 class="MsoNormal"><strong>Media Contact:</strong></h2> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Mr McCormack </strong>– Dean Shachar 0418 202 860</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Mr Buchholz</strong> – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> Buchholz Rural road users urged to take road safety seriously Rural road users urged to take road safety seriously https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/media-release/rural-road-users-urged-take-road-safety-seriously <p>The Australia Government has joined the Australian Road Safety Foundation (ARSF), in urging all motorists using rural roads to reconsider their behaviour and put road safety first, during this Rural Road Safety Month and beyond.</p> <p>Rural Road Safety Month was launched in 2018, following research showing rural road users were over-represented in the nation’s road toll for death and serious injury.</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said, with rural road fatalities making up two thirds of last year’s national road toll, the community must come together and recognise that road safety is everyone’s business.</p> <p>“The Australian Government is committed to getting Australians home sooner and safer, which is why we committed $500 million for a Targeted Road Safety package to help keep Australian drivers safe as they emerge from COVID-19 restrictions — however, we cannot do it alone,” Mr McCormack said.</p> <p>“Last year 835 people lost their lives on regional roads, devastating their friends and communities and leaving behind 835 mourning families.</p> <p>“It is the job of every motorist or rider across the country to help us bring that number down to zero because even one death or one crash on our roads is one too many.”</p> <p>Assistant Minister Buchholz said the Morrison-McCormack Government had put road safety high on the agenda and was working closely with road safety advocates, state and local governments and stakeholders to ensure investments were delivering targeted outcomes.</p> <p>“The Australian Government has a long-term plan, a 10-year infrastructure vision with a pipeline of projects and investment worth $100 billion. These projects will improve our road network and make safety improvements across the country,” Mr Buchholz said.</p> <p>“We have also opened the Office of Road Safety to provide greater leadership and coordination of road safety efforts at a national level. This is putting road safety at the forefront of our transport infrastructure investment program and is bringing all levels of government together.”</p> <p>Australian Road Safety Foundation founder and CEO Russell White said every driver, whether city or country based, must take ownership of their role in reducing the regional road toll.</p> <p>“Despite smaller population numbers, 109 people have already lost their lives on New South Wales' rural roads this year, which shows that just one dangerous choice can have dire consequences,” Mr White said.</p> <p>"We will continue to see an unnecessary loss of life in rural communities until we acknowledge that all road users have a personal responsibility to ensure safety is front of mind when behind the wheel.”</p> <p>Mr Buchholz said there were many factors contributing to the road toll.</p> <p>“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. When you get behind the wheel of a car, truck, bike or bus – you’re responsible for doing the right thing. Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, wear your seatbelt, stop for regular beaks, slow down and do the right thing.</p> <p>“The Australian Government is continuing to make targeted investments through the Black Spot Program to address high risk areas, to get people home sooner and safer.</p> <p>“Similarly, the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program is upgrading danger points that experience high traffic flows of heavy vehicles.</p> <p>“While we will continue to invest in safer roads, there is always more to be done and driver awareness and behaviour is a big factor in road safety. </p> <p>“Our Government is also providing vital funding to revitalise the Driver Reviver Program, including $8m for site upgrades.</p> <p>“I encourage everyone to make the pledge to Choose Road Safety and support rural road safety month through hosting local events or sharing road safety information among staff, students, colleagues, family and friends,” Mr Buchholz said.</p> <h2><strong><strong>Media Contact:</strong></strong></h2> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Mr McCormack </strong>– Dean Shachar 0418 202 860</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Mr Buchholz</strong> – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384</p> McCormack Rural road users urged to take road safety seriously Federal funding to fix 92 black spots in Victoria https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/media-release/federal-funding-fix-92-black-spots-victoria <p>Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 92 dangerous crash sites on Victorian roads over the next two years.</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the state would receive $38.7 million under the program’s 2020-21 funding round.</p> <p>“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads right across the nation,” Mr McCormack said.</p> <p>“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of nine fatal crashes and a further 521 causing injuries recorded over the past five years.” </p> <p>Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 92 Black Spot projects across Victoria would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Victorian roads and built on previous investments in the state.</p> <p>“Our Liberal and Nationals Government has invested the funding needed to deliver 535 projects across Victoria,” Mr Buchholz said.</p> <p>“Regional Victorians have been the primary beneficiaries of this program, as we have placed a heavy focus on addressing the number of crashes causing death and injury in regional areas.</p> <p>“This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot program in Victoria rise to $237.4 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.”</p> <p>Federal Member for Monash and Chair of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel Russell Broadbent said this investment in Black Spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout Victoria.</p> <p>“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 Broadbent said.</p> <p>“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, the Victorian Transport Association, Victoria Police, the Municipal Association of Victoria and VicRoads.”</p> <p>For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit <a href="https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/black_spot/">http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots</a>.</p> <h2>Media Contact:</h2> <p><strong>Mr McCormack –</strong> Dean Shachar 0418 202 860<br /> <strong>Mr Buchholz – </strong>Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384<br /> <strong>Mr Broadbent –</strong> (03) 5623 2064 </p> <div class="WordSection1"> <h2><strong>2020</strong><strong>–</strong><strong>21 Black Spot Program </strong><strong>– </strong><strong>Victoria</strong></h2> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Project Title</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Description</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Australian Government Contribution</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Local</strong></p> <p><strong>Government Area</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Katandra Main Road Labuan Road KATANDRA WEST</p> </td> <td> <p>Relocate the southern leg of the intersection to the west to create a Staggered T intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>$407,103</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Shepparton</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>McCulloch Street George St DROMANA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install signage, linemarking, and intersection threshold treatments</p> </td> <td> <p>$286,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Bridge Inn Road Cravens Road and Galloway Drive MERNDA</p> </td> <td> <p>Change signal phasing to include fully controlled right hand turn phase</p> </td> <td> <p>$46,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Whittlesea</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>High Street<br /> Cramer Street<br /> PRESTON</p> </td> <td> <p>Change signal phasing to include fully controlled right turns, upgrade lanterns to LED, extend right turn lane on south approach, clear hazards</p> </td> <td> <p>$160,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Darebin</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mt Duneed Road at Rail Underpass WINCHELSEA</p> </td> <td> <p>Widen road, construct 1m wide sealed shoulders, apply skid resistant asphalt, install guard fence with rub-rail, improve delineation and update signage, clear hazards, install street lighting</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,020,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Surf Coast</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Sayers Road<br /> Tarneit Road<br /> TARNEIT</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a mast arm on north approach of traffic signals</p> </td> <td> <p>$51,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wyndham</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Watton Street north of Comben Drive intersection WERRIBEE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install flashing pedestrian (Zebra) signals</p> </td> <td> <p>$105,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wyndham</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Shelford-Mt Mercer Road north of Grahams Road MOUNT MERCER</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct sealed shoulders to 1.5m from Grahams Road to Rices Road, including tactile edge line and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers. Install barrier with rub rail through the deviation on east side</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,100,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Golden<br /> Plains</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="WordSection2"> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Theodore Street Henry Street ST ALBANS</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a roundabout treatment, with central splitter islands on the approaches, associated signage and linemarking, lighting upgrades as required and relocation of pedestrian crossing points</p> </td> <td> <p>$226,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Brimbank</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Coldstream West Road west of Victoria Road COLDSTREAM</p> </td> <td> <p>Seal shoulders to 1m wide, install guard fence with motorcycle rub rail, install road lighting, install guard fence for exposed culvert, upgrade guard rail terminals, install line marking, edge line and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers</p> </td> <td> <p>$261,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Yarra Ranges</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Clarke Road south of Spring Road SPRINGVALE SOUTH</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade street lighting along the road to current standards and improve at traffic control devices, install new blister island at southern end of road</p> </td> <td> <p>$152,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Dandenong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>High Street<br /> Queen Street<br /> RESERVOIR</p> </td> <td> <p>Modify and reprogram existing Pedestrian Operated Signals (POS) north of Queen Street, to be activated by traffic on Queen Street. Relocate existing bus stop</p> </td> <td> <p>$63,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Darebin</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Worsley Road between Perry Road and Thompson Road BANGHOLME</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct sealed shoulders to 1m, upgrade guard barrier terminals, install red Raised Reflective Pavement Markers along edge line</p> </td> <td> <p>$917,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Dandenong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Yarra Street<br /> Myers Street<br /> GEELONG</p> </td> <td> <p>Change traffic light phasing including Fully Controlled Right Turns (FCRT) for Yarra Street, early start for pedestrians and illuminated Give Way to Pedestrians lantern</p> </td> <td> <p>$120,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="WordSection4"> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Fallon Street<br /> Dawson Street<br /> BRUNSWICK</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct a raised safety threshold (raised wombat) treatment on the south leg of the intersection, and a fully mountable splitter island with chevron line-marking on the north leg</p> </td> <td> <p>$135,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>La Trobe Street<br /> at Entrance to<br /> Melbourne City<br /> Carpark<br /> MELBOURNE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install electronic warning signs and light up coloured markers, triggered by approaching cyclists. Additional loop that calls red for drivers exiting carpark when cyclists approach and when queuing across the keep clear. Extend keep clear</p> </td> <td> <p>$254,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>McKinlay Street<br /> Sutton Street<br /> ECHUCA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install two concrete splitter islands and associated signage and line marking in McKinlay Street at the intersection of Sutton Street</p> </td> <td> <p>$91,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Campaspe</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mason Street between Millers Road and Melbourne Road ALTONA NORTH</p> </td> <td> <p>Reduce speed limit to 50 km/h with reduced traffic lane widths and buffer linemarking, install four C-roundabouts, apply green pavement to bicycle lane, install ESLS, kerb outstands, cyclist bypass lane at roundabout, install flashing zebra crossing</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,799,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hobsons Bay</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Hyland Highway 7km section south of Carrajung Lower WON WRON</p> </td> <td> <p>Correct crossfall at Carrajung Lower Road, install safety barrier with motorcycle protection rub rail, road widening at locations with new barriers, shoulder sealing, bell mouth sealing.</p> </td> <td> <p>$2,000,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wellington</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Aitken Boulevard James Mirams Drive and Lysterfield Drive ROXBURGH PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct raised intersection, alter signal phasing sequence to fully controlled right turns, right turn lane increase on James Mirams Drive</p> </td> <td> <p>$863,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hume (VIC)</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="WordSection6"> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>LaTrobe Terrace<br /> Fyans Street<br /> NEWTOWN</p> </td> <td> <p>Install fully-controlling right-turn movement on North/South approaches, improve intersection capacity</p> </td> <td> <p>$628,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Graham Street Lahinch Street BROADMEADOWS</p> </td> <td> <p>Raise approaches on Lahinch Street by slowing vehicles down on the north and south approach to Graham Street</p> </td> <td> <p>$151,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hume (VIC)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Portarlington Road McAdams Lane BELLARINE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install Chevron Alignment Markers and guideposts, install roadside safety barrier, implement centre median linemarking, edgeline, Raised Reflective Pavement Markers, clear hazards, install ‘Stop Ahead’ signage in McAdams Lane</p> </td> <td> <p>$250,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Barrow Street<br /> Mitchell Street<br /> BRUNSWICK</p> </td> <td> <p>Install asphalt speed cushion at each of the four approaches to the Barrow Street and Mitchell Street roundabout, and install street light</p> </td> <td> <p>$86,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Moorabool Street Kilgour Street GEELONG</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised pavements on the east and west approaches of Kilgour Street, install mast arm on east approach (Kilgour St), install new street light</p> </td> <td> <p>$186,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lygon Street Victoria Street BRUNSWICK EAST</p> </td> <td> <p>Allow advanced pedestrian cycle at traffic signals across Lygon St and install two flashing Give Way to Pedestrians signs to accompany the green east and west vehicle phase</p> </td> <td> <p>$85,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Barwon Heads Road Mt Pleasant Road BELMONT</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade/add lighting, extend and widen left turn slot, change Give Way to a Stop control, extend splitter island and advance holding line to edge of cycle lane, install Raised Reflective Pavement Markers, refresh line- marking and signs</p> </td> <td> <p>$158,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="WordSection7"> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Dawson Street Moule Street BRUNSWICK WEST</p> </td> <td> <p>Install green bicycle lane treatment on southern bicycle lane on Dawson Street, bicycle symbol markings and a 'Watch for Cyclists' sign on Moule Street on approach to the intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>$8,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Beards Track 11km section from Latrobe River Road NEERIM SOUTH</p> </td> <td> <p>Apply uniform surface treatment, install delineation treatments such as Chevron Alignment Markers, signage, and guideposts, improve sight distance through curves (cutting of embankments), upgrade drainage, rest area/guidance areas located along the route</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,132,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Baw Baw</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Corio-Waurn Ponds Road (Princes Highway) Midland Highway GEELONG WEST</p> </td> <td> <p>Install advisory speed limit sign along the overpass, asphalt overlay/skid resistance treatment, new mast arm on north approach on Corio-Waurn Ponds Road, move back stop line and re-cut detector loops</p> </td> <td> <p>$301,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Surf Coast Highway Reserve Road GROVEDALE</p> </td> <td> <p>Ban right-turn and through</p> <p>manoeuvres out of Reserve Road and Felix Street, spike down rubber islands, improve signage, improvements, install mountable median extension and new street light</p> </td> <td> <p>$225,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Boolarra-Mirboo<br /> North Road 3km section west of O'Gradys Creek BOOLARRA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install warning signs, advisory speed signs, Chevron Alignment Markers, guide posts, custom warning signs, seal Bellmouth, apply line marking and speed reduction</p> </td> <td> <p>$148,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Latrobe City</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="WordSection9"> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Mt Pleasant Road Jacobs Street BELMONT</p> </td> <td> <p>Apply skid-resistant asphalt overlay on road, apply line marking, install 40km/h speed advisory and roundabout ahead warning signs on approach to the roundabout, install Raised Reflective Pavement Markers and refresh low reflective signs</p> </td> <td> <p>$181,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Cheddar Road<br /> Carrol Street and<br /> Gladstone Street<br /> RESERVOIR</p> </td> <td> <p>Install traffic island on Carrol Street to prevent right-out movements, install raised platform within the median opening, install new lighting pole, realign shared path, install concrete kerb outstands at Gladstone Street</p> </td> <td> <p>$347,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Darebin</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Marion Street from Millers Road to Sutton Avenue ALTONA NORTH</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a four raised intersection, replace existing street light at Sixth Avenue and Angus Avenue</p> </td> <td> <p>$155,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hobsons Bay</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lyndarum Drive Greenfields Drive and Manor House Drive EPPING</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised pavements on all approaches of the existing roundabout</p> </td> <td> <p>$57,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Whittlesea</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Thompson Road<br /> Cox Road<br /> NORLANE</p> </td> <td> <p>Remove 60 km/hr sign on south approach, upgrade signals to LED, install “No U-Turn” sign along the Cox Road west approach, install mast arm on Thompson Road, apply linemarking</p> </td> <td> <p>$178,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Paynes Road between Lower Homestead Road and Edward Road CHIRNSIDE PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Seal shoulders to 1m wide, install guard fence with motorcycle rub rail, upgrade all guard rail terminals, upgrade line marking centreline and edge line, supply/upgrade raised reflective pavement markers and guideposts</p> </td> <td> <p>$324,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Yarra Ranges</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="WordSection11"> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Kingsway Railway Parade North GLEN WAVERLEY</p> </td> <td> <p>Install two new "Give Way to</p> <p>Pedestrians" LED warning messages, change the existing pedestrian crossing lights at the intersection to an early start</p> </td> <td> <p>$27,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Monash</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Cleeland Street<br /> David Street<br /> DANDENONG</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised asphalt pedestrian (wombat) crossings on all legs and geometry improvements to the existing roundabout at the intersection of Cleeland Street and David Street</p> </td> <td> <p>$464,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Dandenong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Hastings Township Between Frankston-Flinders Road, Hodgins Road, Reid Parade to the Western Port Bay HASTINGS</p> </td> <td> <p>Implement area wide speed limit treatments in key risk areas, including lowered speeds, electronic school zone speed signs and road-markings</p> </td> <td> <p>$263,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mardan Road 3km section west of Meeniyan-Mirboo North Road MARDAN</p> </td> <td> <p>Install warning signs, line marking (including audio tactile), raised pavement markers and guide posts over a 3km length</p> </td> <td> <p>$135,000</p> </td> <td> <p>South Gippsland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Aquatic Drive Rosamond Road MARIBYRNONG</p> </td> <td> <p>Install pedestrian fencing along southern side of Aquatic Drive, replace flood lights, install flashing solar stud lights, apply ‘Zig ‘zag’ line marking, install larger ’40 km/h’ speed sign</p> </td> <td> <p>$154,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Maribyrnong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mount Eliza Way<br /> west of Nepean<br /> Highway MOUNT ELIZA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install wombat crossings at all pedestrian crossings and flashing lights at two-thirds of the crossings, reduce speed within shopping centre, 40km/h pavement marking, apply threshold treatment</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,027,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Liege Avenue<br /> from Heatherton<br /> Road to Railway<br /> Parade NOBLE PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised intersection platforms at two intersections</p> </td> <td> <p>$176,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Dandenong</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="WordSection12"> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Burke Road<br /> High Street and<br /> Doncaster Road<br /> KEW EAST</p> </td> <td> <p>Implement fully controlled right turn (non-peak hours) on Burke Road South approach and extend holding right turn lane</p> </td> <td> <p>$275,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Boroondara</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Black Springs Road Stanley Street CHIRNSIDE PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Widen sealed pavement and linemarking to provide a dedicated right turn lane onto Stanley Street, 1m unsealed shoulder and pavement widening, install w-beam guard rail and traffic impact cushions at the ends of the guard rail terminals</p> </td> <td> <p>$280,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Yarra Ranges</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Boardwalk Boulevard Sneydes Road POINT COOK</p> </td> <td> <p>Install mast arm on north and west approaches</p> </td> <td> <p>$70,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wyndham</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Peatlings Road 300m South West of Midland Highway BAGSHOT</p> </td> <td> <p>Install safety barriers, straighten curves and widen road to separate traffic with a painted median, improve delineation</p> </td> <td> <p>$469,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Bendigo</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Exhibition Street from La Trobe Street to Bourke Street MELBOURNE</p> </td> <td> <p>Remove median parking and construct continuous median</p> </td> <td> <p>$625,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Daly Street Victoria Street BRUNSWICK WEST</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct raised Safety Platforms, along with a reduced speed limit and refreshed line marking</p> </td> <td> <p>$42,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Leith Street<br /> Talbot Street<br /> REDAN</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct new roundabout at existing cross road intersection of Leith Street and Talbot Street and construct raised traffic islands and wombat crossings at the intersection of Leith Street and Ripon Street</p> </td> <td> <p>$780,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Ballarat</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Merri Street Banyan Street and Pertobe Road WARRNAMBOOL</p> </td> <td> <p>Reconstruct roundabout with larger relocated central island, improved deflections, raised pavement, bike sharrows, approach islands with refuges, new street lighting</p> </td> <td> <p>$340,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Warrnamboo l</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="WordSection14"> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Old Sydney Road from Northern Highway to Camerons Lane WALLAN</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade and clear grass from guideposts, upgrade warning signs, reduce speed limit (Northern Highway to Stockdale Road) on Old Sydney Road, and install Chevron Alignment Markers and review curve advisory speed on Darraweit Road</p> </td> <td> <p>$127,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mitchell</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Russells Bridge Road 2km section near Parker Road RUSSELLS BRIDGE</p> </td> <td> <p>Reduce speed limit to 60km/h, install additional Chevron Alignment Markers, Raised Reflective Pavement Markers and guide posts. Place barrier line through the length of works. Improve delineation. Install new guard fence (W-beam) as required</p> </td> <td> <p>$138,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Golden<br /> Plains</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Berkeley Street Queensberry Street CARLTON</p> </td> <td> <p>Install electronic sign on mini mast arm and install light up coloured markers that alerts vehicles turning left that cyclists are approaching. Install green surface treatment within bicycle lane across intersection on both sides of intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>$161,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>La Trobe Street<br /> Park Street<br /> MELBOURNE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install electronic warning signs and light up coloured markers that alerts vehicles turning left into Park Street that cyclists are approaching and to give way</p> </td> <td> <p>$148,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tannery Lane Guys Hill Road STRATHFIELDSAYE</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct a roundabout</p> </td> <td> <p>$588,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Bendigo</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>St David Street<br /> Gooch Street<br /> THORNBURY</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised intersection and kerb extensions at the intersection of St David Street / Gooch Street. Upgrade street lighting as required.</p> </td> <td> <p>$248,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Darebin</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="WordSection16"> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Murray Street<br /> Bonwick Street<br /> FAWKNER</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised safety platforms on 4 legs of the intersection of Murray Street and Bonwick Street</p> </td> <td> <p>$46,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Storys Road 1km section from Emu Creek Road EMU CREEK</p> </td> <td> <p>Install safety barriers on high risk curves, improve delineation (Chevron Alignment Markers, continuous centreline and edge line Raised Reflective Pavement Markers), install solar lighting, seal shoulders to 1m</p> </td> <td> <p>$729,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Bendigo</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lonsdale Street<br /> Spring Street<br /> MELBOURNE</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade signals to LED, install a mini mast arm on the south approach, clear hazards</p> </td> <td> <p>$163,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Bakers Road<br /> Pallett Street<br /> COBURG NORTH</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised safety platforms on Pallett Street (north leg) and both Bakers Road approaches, associated line marking and signage works</p> </td> <td> <p>$47,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Rathdowne Street Pelham Street CARLTON</p> </td> <td> <p>Install electronic warning signs that alerts vehicles turning right into Pelham Street and vehicles turning left into Rathdowne Street that cyclists are approaching. Refresh green surface treatment on bike lane across intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>$143,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Townsend Road<br /> Boundary Road<br /> ST ALBANS PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Install flat top humps (Wombat Crossings) on Coppards Road and Townsend Road approaches to the intersection with cyclists warning signs. Install Sharrow Markings on approaches and refresh all line markings and signs</p> </td> <td> <p>$292,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="WordSection18"> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Edols Street Cowie Street NORTH GEELONG</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct a raised intersection matching with existing lip of kerb to avoid additional drainage measures, install new Stop line-marking and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers on Cowie Street approaches, review lighting</p> </td> <td> <p>$242,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Fisher Road 3km section between Jacksons Track and Old Sale Road DROUIN WEST</p> </td> <td> <p>Widen curve of northern-most corner, install safety barrier with G.R.E.A.T. terminals, improve roadside delineation including the provision of guideposts and chevron alignment markers</p> </td> <td> <p>$137,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Baw Baw</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Learmonth Road<br /> Ring Road<br /> WENDOUREE</p> </td> <td> <p>Modify geometry, install left slip lane and additional approach lanes. Improve lighting</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,262,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Ballarat</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Aura Vale Road Old Menzies Creek Road MENZIES CREEK</p> </td> <td> <p>Improve roadside delineation including the provision of guideposts and chevron alignment markers, widening of corners where feasible, clear hazards</p> </td> <td> <p>$120,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Cardinia</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Thomson Dam Access Road between Thomson Valley Road and Silvertop Picnic Area Road BAW BAW</p> </td> <td> <p>Install new safety barrier with G.R.E.A.T. terminals, upgrade all non-compliant guard rail terminals to G.R.E.A.T. terminals, improve roadside delineation</p> </td> <td> <p>$282,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Baw Baw</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Station Street from Robertson Parade to Lincoln Parade ASPENDALE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install advanced bicycle detector, relocate and install signage, provide line-marked buffer zone, install audio tactile line marking, provide green bicycle surface overlay, implement “Keep Clear” linemarking</p> </td> <td> <p>$107,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Kingston</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="WordSection20"> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Findon Road<br /> Maserati Drive<br /> EPPING</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade existing children’s crossing to the west of the Findon Road/Maserati Drive intersection to Pedestrian Operated Signals and provide a metering phase to enable queuing traffic in Maserati Drive to safely exit onto Findon Road</p> </td> <td> <p>$231,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Whittlesea</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ryans Road<br /> Lanigan Road<br /> COONGULLA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install guideposts, refresh linemarking, install signs and safety barrier with motorcycle friendly treatments at curves where crashes occurred, reduce speed limit to 80km/h</p> </td> <td> <p>$196,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wellington</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Montague Street<br /> Bridport Street<br /> ALBERT PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Installing raised safety platform on the north approach to the intersection and sharrows on each approach</p> </td> <td> <p>$54,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Port Phillip</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Rubicon Street<br /> Talbot Street<br /> REDAN</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct new roundabout at existing cross road intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>$495,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Ballarat</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Gormandale- Stradbroke Road Willung Road HIAMDALE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install guideposts, signs, and safety barrier, install driveable endwalls, extend road culverts, seal bellmouths at intersections, relocate 60km/h signs to 80km/h sign location near Butts Hill Road, refresh linemarking at Timbs Crossing Road</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,141,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wellington</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Grand Boulevard Newbury Boulevard CRAIGIEBURN</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a raised wombat crossing on each of the four approaches</p> </td> <td> <p>$276,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hume (VIC)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Whitworth Avenue Lewis Street SPRINGVALE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a roundabout</p> </td> <td> <p>$193,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Dandenong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lonsdale Street<br /> Queen Street<br /> MELBOURNE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install pedestrian operated signals</p> </td> <td> <p>$246,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="WordSection22"> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Myers Road Hendersons Road BITTERN</p> </td> <td> <p>Install compact roundabout, supported by a raised platform on each approach and provision of speed reduction signage upstream of the approach</p> </td> <td> <p>$735,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tinamba-Newry Road Upper Maffra Road NEWRY</p> </td> <td> <p>Install guideposts, install new barrier at one curve and extend existing barrier (with motorcycle friendly treatments), alter superelevation and fill/pipe drain behind guardrail</p> </td> <td> <p>$274,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wellington</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mair Street Armstrong Street and Lydiard Street BALLARAT CENTRAL</p> </td> <td> <p>Install Fully Controlled Right Turns, kerb outstands, centre of the road parking removal and a solid median</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,378,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Ballarat</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Frankston- Dandenong Road O'Gradys Road CARRUM DOWNS</p> </td> <td> <p>Control right turn from Frankston-Dandenong into O'Gradys (part time) and extend the right turn lane to 120 metres, amend O'Gradys Road lane configuration and signal operations, install Give-way-to-pedestrians signs and bus priority signals</p> </td> <td> <p>$778,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Frankston</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Corrigan Road<br /> Harold Road<br /> NOBLE PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Signalisation of intersection of Harold Road and Corrigan Road including pedestrian crossing provisions</p> </td> <td> <p>$569,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Dandenong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Havelock Street Landsborough Street BALLARAT NORTH</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct new roundabout at existing cross road intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>$580,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Ballarat</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Wildwood Road<br /> Somerton Road<br /> BULLA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install roundabout with semi mountable annulus, splitter islands, associated signage, improved road drainage and upgraded street lighting</p> </td> <td> <p>$783,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hume (VIC)</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Hodgins Road Stumpy Gully Road TUERONG</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a compact roundabout at the intersection, supported by a raised platform on each approach and provision of speed reduction signage upstream of the approaches</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,507,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>McClelland Drive<br /> Skye Road<br /> LANGWARRIN</p> </td> <td> <p>Modification to roundabout to increase angle of deflection and reduce speed. Design and construct kerb extension, traffic island, footpath and other associated works</p> </td> <td> <p>$198,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Frankston</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Shoreham Road Frankston-Flinders Road to Point Leo Road SHOREHAM</p> </td> <td> <p>Seal shoulders to 1.2m on both sides of carriageway, install Chevron Alignment Markers at horizontal curves along route, install sections of safety barrier</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,989,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Codrington Street Ligar Street DROMANA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install compact roundabout</p> <p>supplemented by speed cushion pairs on each approach/departure to intersection reducing vehicle speeds on east-west and north-south approach</p> </td> <td> <p>$124,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lake Road Murray Valley Highway OLD TALLANGATTA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install flashing warning sign (side road activated), install curve warning signage, upgrade intersection warning signage</p> </td> <td> <p>$239,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Towong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Box Forest Road<br /> Sages Road<br /> HADFIELD</p> </td> <td> <p>Install of Pedestrian Operated Signals (Puffin) at the intersection of Box Forest Road and Sages Road, lighting improvements, accessibility improvements</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,985,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> McCormack Federal funding to fix 92 black spots in Victoria More action taken to keep Australian freight moving https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/buchholz/media-release/more-action-taken-keep-australian-freight-moving <p>National Cabinet has taken further action today to keep Australian freight moving safely by formalising a Freight Movement Code.</p> <p>The Code, endorsed by State, Territory and Commonwealth Infrastructure and Transport Ministers will ensure a consistent set of health measures apply across borders for freight operators.</p> <p>The enforceable measures have been specified to deliver greater consistency between states and territories in their implementation of border controls, especially for routine COVID-19 testing, self-isolation requirements while working and reporting requirements to facilitate contact tracing.</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said all levels of government were continuing to work together in combining the best health advice with feedback from the transport industry.</p> <p>“Streamlining the process for crossing borders will make life easier for our freight operators,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.</p> <p>“We have always known Australia relies on our freight operators, but if this pandemic has shown us anything, it’s just how far that reliance extends.</p> <p>“The work our freight operators do keeps our shelves stocked and our local economies running.</p> <p>“Today, we have acted again to ensure those operators can do their work safely and efficiently, strengthening the Australian economy.”</p> <p>Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz welcomed the Code, noting it would significantly assist the freight transport industry.</p> <p>“Having been involved in the freight industry for many years, I know how valuable it is to have the certainty that this Code brings,” Mr Buchholz said.</p> <p>“These are unchartered times and our freight industry is playing a critical role, it underpins jobs, strengthens the national interest and secures our future prosperity.</p> <p>“Aligning state and territory measures through this Code will help reduce delays in the supply chain, ensuring our freight operators can keep moving safely and efficiently.”</p> <p>Today’s action is another win for the freight industry, after the Federal Government previously worked to ensure rest stops received an exemption from various restrictions in place earlier in the pandemic, as well as the Protocol endorsed by National Cabinet two weeks ago.</p> <p>The Code will support strong efforts already being taken by industry to keep us all safe and ensure measures take account of practical realities, for example, where routine COVID-19 testing is included in border measures, freight workers won’t need to be tested more than once during a seven day period.</p> <p>For further information, please see the attached communique, issued by members of the Transport and Infrastructure Council.</p> <p>The Code can be viewed at <a href="https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/vehicle_regulation/ris/">www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/vehicle_regulation/ris/</a>.</p> <h2>Media Contact:</h2> <p>Deputy Prime Minister – Dean Shachar 0418 202 860<br /> Assistant Minister Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384 </p> Buchholz More action taken to keep Australian freight moving Federal funding to fix 92 black spots in Victoria https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/buchholz/media-release/federal-funding-fix-92-black-spots-victoria <p>Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 92 dangerous crash sites on Victorian roads over the next two years.</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the state would receive $38.7 million under the program’s 2020-21 funding round.</p> <p>“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads right across the nation,” Mr McCormack said.</p> <p>“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of nine fatal crashes and a further 521 causing injuries recorded over the past five years.” </p> <p>Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 92 Black Spot projects across Victoria would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Victorian roads and built on previous investments in the state.</p> <p>“Our Liberal and Nationals Government has invested the funding needed to deliver 535 projects across Victoria,” Mr Buchholz said.</p> <p>“Regional Victorians have been the primary beneficiaries of this program, as we have placed a heavy focus on addressing the number of crashes causing death and injury in regional areas.</p> <p>“This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot program in Victoria rise to $237.4 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.”</p> <p>Federal Member for Monash and Chair of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel Russell Broadbent said this investment in Black Spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout Victoria.</p> <p>“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 Broadbent said.</p> <p>“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, the Victorian Transport Association, Victoria Police, the Municipal Association of Victoria and VicRoads.”</p> <p>For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit <a href="https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/black_spot/">http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots</a>.</p> <h2>Media Contact:</h2> <p><strong>Mr McCormack – </strong>Dean Shachar 0418 202 860<br /> <strong>Mr Buchholz – </strong>Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384<br /> <strong>Mr Broadbent –</strong> (03) 5623 2064 <br />  </p> <h2><strong>2020</strong><strong>–</strong><strong>21 Black Spot Program </strong><strong>– </strong><strong>Victoria</strong></h2> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Project Title</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Description</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Australian Government Contribution</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Local</strong></p> <p><strong>Government Area</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Katandra Main Road Labuan Road KATANDRA WEST</p> </td> <td> <p>Relocate the southern leg of the intersection to the west to create a Staggered T intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>$407,103</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Shepparton</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>McCulloch Street George St DROMANA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install signage, linemarking, and intersection threshold treatments</p> </td> <td> <p>$286,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Bridge Inn Road Cravens Road and Galloway Drive MERNDA</p> </td> <td> <p>Change signal phasing to include fully controlled right hand turn phase</p> </td> <td> <p>$46,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Whittlesea</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>High Street<br /> Cramer Street<br /> PRESTON</p> </td> <td> <p>Change signal phasing to include fully controlled right turns, upgrade lanterns to LED, extend right turn lane on south approach, clear hazards</p> </td> <td> <p>$160,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Darebin</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mt Duneed Road at Rail Underpass WINCHELSEA</p> </td> <td> <p>Widen road, construct 1m wide sealed shoulders, apply skid resistant asphalt, install guard fence with rub-rail, improve delineation and update signage, clear hazards, install street lighting</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,020,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Surf Coast</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Sayers Road<br /> Tarneit Road<br /> TARNEIT</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a mast arm on north approach of traffic signals</p> </td> <td> <p>$51,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wyndham</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Watton Street north of Comben Drive intersection WERRIBEE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install flashing pedestrian (Zebra) signals</p> </td> <td> <p>$105,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wyndham</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Shelford-Mt Mercer Road north of Grahams Road MOUNT MERCER</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct sealed shoulders to 1.5m from Grahams Road to Rices Road, including tactile edge line and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers. Install barrier with rub rail through the deviation on east side</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,100,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Golden<br /> Plains</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Theodore Street Henry Street ST ALBANS</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a roundabout treatment, with central splitter islands on the approaches, associated signage and linemarking, lighting upgrades as required and relocation of pedestrian crossing points</p> </td> <td> <p>$226,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Brimbank</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Coldstream West Road west of Victoria Road COLDSTREAM</p> </td> <td> <p>Seal shoulders to 1m wide, install guard fence with motorcycle rub rail, install road lighting, install guard fence for exposed culvert, upgrade guard rail terminals, install line marking, edge line and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers</p> </td> <td> <p>$261,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Yarra Ranges</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Clarke Road south of Spring Road SPRINGVALE SOUTH</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade street lighting along the road to current standards and improve at traffic control devices, install new blister island at southern end of road</p> </td> <td> <p>$152,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Dandenong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>High Street<br /> Queen Street<br /> RESERVOIR</p> </td> <td> <p>Modify and reprogram existing Pedestrian Operated Signals (POS) north of Queen Street, to be activated by traffic on Queen Street. Relocate existing bus stop</p> </td> <td> <p>$63,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Darebin</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Worsley Road between Perry Road and Thompson Road BANGHOLME</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct sealed shoulders to 1m, upgrade guard barrier terminals, install red Raised Reflective Pavement Markers along edge line</p> </td> <td> <p>$917,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Dandenong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Yarra Street<br /> Myers Street<br /> GEELONG</p> </td> <td> <p>Change traffic light phasing including Fully Controlled Right Turns (FCRT) for Yarra Street, early start for pedestrians and illuminated Give Way to Pedestrians lantern</p> </td> <td> <p>$120,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Fallon Street<br /> Dawson Street<br /> BRUNSWICK</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct a raised safety threshold (raised wombat) treatment on the south leg of the intersection, and a fully mountable splitter island with chevron line-marking on the north leg</p> </td> <td> <p>$135,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>La Trobe Street<br /> at Entrance to<br /> Melbourne City<br /> Carpark<br /> MELBOURNE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install electronic warning signs and light up coloured markers, triggered by approaching cyclists. Additional loop that calls red for drivers exiting carpark when cyclists approach and when queuing across the keep clear. Extend keep clear</p> </td> <td> <p>$254,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>McKinlay Street<br /> Sutton Street<br /> ECHUCA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install two concrete splitter islands and associated signage and line marking in McKinlay Street at the intersection of Sutton Street</p> </td> <td> <p>$91,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Campaspe</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mason Street between Millers Road and Melbourne Road ALTONA NORTH</p> </td> <td> <p>Reduce speed limit to 50 km/h with reduced traffic lane widths and buffer linemarking, install four C-roundabouts, apply green pavement to bicycle lane, install ESLS, kerb outstands, cyclist bypass lane at roundabout, install flashing zebra crossing</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,799,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hobsons Bay</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Hyland Highway 7km section south of Carrajung Lower WON WRON</p> </td> <td> <p>Correct crossfall at Carrajung Lower Road, install safety barrier with motorcycle protection rub rail, road widening at locations with new barriers, shoulder sealing, bell mouth sealing.</p> </td> <td> <p>$2,000,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wellington</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Aitken Boulevard James Mirams Drive and Lysterfield Drive ROXBURGH PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct raised intersection, alter signal phasing sequence to fully controlled right turns, right turn lane increase on James Mirams Drive</p> </td> <td> <p>$863,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hume (VIC)</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>LaTrobe Terrace<br /> Fyans Street<br /> NEWTOWN</p> </td> <td> <p>Install fully-controlling right-turn movement on North/South approaches, improve intersection capacity</p> </td> <td> <p>$628,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Graham Street Lahinch Street BROADMEADOWS</p> </td> <td> <p>Raise approaches on Lahinch Street by slowing vehicles down on the north and south approach to Graham Street</p> </td> <td> <p>$151,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hume (VIC)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Portarlington Road McAdams Lane BELLARINE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install Chevron Alignment Markers and guideposts, install roadside safety barrier, implement centre median linemarking, edgeline, Raised Reflective Pavement Markers, clear hazards, install ‘Stop Ahead’ signage in McAdams Lane</p> </td> <td> <p>$250,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Barrow Street<br /> Mitchell Street<br /> BRUNSWICK</p> </td> <td> <p>Install asphalt speed cushion at each of the four approaches to the Barrow Street and Mitchell Street roundabout, and install street light</p> </td> <td> <p>$86,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Moorabool Street Kilgour Street GEELONG</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised pavements on the east and west approaches of Kilgour Street, install mast arm on east approach (Kilgour St), install new street light</p> </td> <td> <p>$186,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lygon Street Victoria Street BRUNSWICK EAST</p> </td> <td> <p>Allow advanced pedestrian cycle at traffic signals across Lygon St and install two flashing Give Way to Pedestrians signs to accompany the green east and west vehicle phase</p> </td> <td> <p>$85,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Barwon Heads Road Mt Pleasant Road BELMONT</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade/add lighting, extend and widen left turn slot, change Give Way to a Stop control, extend splitter island and advance holding line to edge of cycle lane, install Raised Reflective Pavement Markers, refresh line- marking and signs</p> </td> <td> <p>$158,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Dawson Street Moule Street BRUNSWICK WEST</p> </td> <td> <p>Install green bicycle lane treatment on southern bicycle lane on Dawson Street, bicycle symbol markings and a 'Watch for Cyclists' sign on Moule Street on approach to the intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>$8,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Beards Track 11km section from Latrobe River Road NEERIM SOUTH</p> </td> <td> <p>Apply uniform surface treatment, install delineation treatments such as Chevron Alignment Markers, signage, and guideposts, improve sight distance through curves (cutting of embankments), upgrade drainage, rest area/guidance areas located along the route</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,132,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Baw Baw</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Corio-Waurn Ponds Road (Princes Highway) Midland Highway GEELONG WEST</p> </td> <td> <p>Install advisory speed limit sign along the overpass, asphalt overlay/skid resistance treatment, new mast arm on north approach on Corio-Waurn Ponds Road, move back stop line and re-cut detector loops</p> </td> <td> <p>$301,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Surf Coast Highway Reserve Road GROVEDALE</p> </td> <td> <p>Ban right-turn and through</p> <p>manoeuvres out of Reserve Road and Felix Street, spike down rubber islands, improve signage, improvements, install mountable median extension and new street light</p> </td> <td> <p>$225,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Boolarra-Mirboo<br /> North Road 3km section west of O'Gradys Creek BOOLARRA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install warning signs, advisory speed signs, Chevron Alignment Markers, guide posts, custom warning signs, seal Bellmouth, apply line marking and speed reduction</p> </td> <td> <p>$148,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Latrobe City</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Mt Pleasant Road Jacobs Street BELMONT</p> </td> <td> <p>Apply skid-resistant asphalt overlay on road, apply line marking, install 40km/h speed advisory and roundabout ahead warning signs on approach to the roundabout, install Raised Reflective Pavement Markers and refresh low reflective signs</p> </td> <td> <p>$181,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Cheddar Road<br /> Carrol Street and<br /> Gladstone Street<br /> RESERVOIR</p> </td> <td> <p>Install traffic island on Carrol Street to prevent right-out movements, install raised platform within the median opening, install new lighting pole, realign shared path, install concrete kerb outstands at Gladstone Street</p> </td> <td> <p>$347,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Darebin</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Marion Street from Millers Road to Sutton Avenue ALTONA NORTH</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a four raised intersection, replace existing street light at Sixth Avenue and Angus Avenue</p> </td> <td> <p>$155,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hobsons Bay</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lyndarum Drive Greenfields Drive and Manor House Drive EPPING</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised pavements on all approaches of the existing roundabout</p> </td> <td> <p>$57,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Whittlesea</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Thompson Road<br /> Cox Road<br /> NORLANE</p> </td> <td> <p>Remove 60 km/hr sign on south approach, upgrade signals to LED, install “No U-Turn” sign along the Cox Road west approach, install mast arm on Thompson Road, apply linemarking</p> </td> <td> <p>$178,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Paynes Road between Lower Homestead Road and Edward Road CHIRNSIDE PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Seal shoulders to 1m wide, install guard fence with motorcycle rub rail, upgrade all guard rail terminals, upgrade line marking centreline and edge line, supply/upgrade raised reflective pavement markers and guideposts</p> </td> <td> <p>$324,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Yarra Ranges</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Kingsway Railway Parade North GLEN WAVERLEY</p> </td> <td> <p>Install two new "Give Way to</p> <p>Pedestrians" LED warning messages, change the existing pedestrian crossing lights at the intersection to an early start</p> </td> <td> <p>$27,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Monash</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Cleeland Street<br /> David Street<br /> DANDENONG</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised asphalt pedestrian (wombat) crossings on all legs and geometry improvements to the existing roundabout at the intersection of Cleeland Street and David Street</p> </td> <td> <p>$464,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Dandenong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Hastings Township Between Frankston-Flinders Road, Hodgins Road, Reid Parade to the Western Port Bay HASTINGS</p> </td> <td> <p>Implement area wide speed limit treatments in key risk areas, including lowered speeds, electronic school zone speed signs and road-markings</p> </td> <td> <p>$263,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mardan Road 3km section west of Meeniyan-Mirboo North Road MARDAN</p> </td> <td> <p>Install warning signs, line marking (including audio tactile), raised pavement markers and guide posts over a 3km length</p> </td> <td> <p>$135,000</p> </td> <td> <p>South Gippsland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Aquatic Drive Rosamond Road MARIBYRNONG</p> </td> <td> <p>Install pedestrian fencing along southern side of Aquatic Drive, replace flood lights, install flashing solar stud lights, apply ‘Zig ‘zag’ line marking, install larger ’40 km/h’ speed sign</p> </td> <td> <p>$154,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Maribyrnong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mount Eliza Way<br /> west of Nepean<br /> Highway MOUNT ELIZA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install wombat crossings at all pedestrian crossings and flashing lights at two-thirds of the crossings, reduce speed within shopping centre, 40km/h pavement marking, apply threshold treatment</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,027,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Liege Avenue<br /> from Heatherton<br /> Road to Railway<br /> Parade NOBLE PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised intersection platforms at two intersections</p> </td> <td> <p>$176,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Dandenong</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Burke Road<br /> High Street and<br /> Doncaster Road<br /> KEW EAST</p> </td> <td> <p>Implement fully controlled right turn (non-peak hours) on Burke Road South approach and extend holding right turn lane</p> </td> <td> <p>$275,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Boroondara</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Black Springs Road Stanley Street CHIRNSIDE PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Widen sealed pavement and linemarking to provide a dedicated right turn lane onto Stanley Street, 1m unsealed shoulder and pavement widening, install w-beam guard rail and traffic impact cushions at the ends of the guard rail terminals</p> </td> <td> <p>$280,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Yarra Ranges</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Boardwalk Boulevard Sneydes Road POINT COOK</p> </td> <td> <p>Install mast arm on north and west approaches</p> </td> <td> <p>$70,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wyndham</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Peatlings Road 300m South West of Midland Highway BAGSHOT</p> </td> <td> <p>Install safety barriers, straighten curves and widen road to separate traffic with a painted median, improve delineation</p> </td> <td> <p>$469,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Bendigo</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Exhibition Street from La Trobe Street to Bourke Street MELBOURNE</p> </td> <td> <p>Remove median parking and construct continuous median</p> </td> <td> <p>$625,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Daly Street Victoria Street BRUNSWICK WEST</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct raised Safety Platforms, along with a reduced speed limit and refreshed line marking</p> </td> <td> <p>$42,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Leith Street<br /> Talbot Street<br /> REDAN</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct new roundabout at existing cross road intersection of Leith Street and Talbot Street and construct raised traffic islands and wombat crossings at the intersection of Leith Street and Ripon Street</p> </td> <td> <p>$780,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Ballarat</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Merri Street Banyan Street and Pertobe Road WARRNAMBOOL</p> </td> <td> <p>Reconstruct roundabout with larger relocated central island, improved deflections, raised pavement, bike sharrows, approach islands with refuges, new street lighting</p> </td> <td> <p>$340,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Warrnamboo l</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Old Sydney Road from Northern Highway to Camerons Lane WALLAN</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade and clear grass from guideposts, upgrade warning signs, reduce speed limit (Northern Highway to Stockdale Road) on Old Sydney Road, and install Chevron Alignment Markers and review curve advisory speed on Darraweit Road</p> </td> <td> <p>$127,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mitchell</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Russells Bridge Road 2km section near Parker Road RUSSELLS BRIDGE</p> </td> <td> <p>Reduce speed limit to 60km/h, install additional Chevron Alignment Markers, Raised Reflective Pavement Markers and guide posts. Place barrier line through the length of works. Improve delineation. Install new guard fence (W-beam) as required</p> </td> <td> <p>$138,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Golden<br /> Plains</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Berkeley Street Queensberry Street CARLTON</p> </td> <td> <p>Install electronic sign on mini mast arm and install light up coloured markers that alerts vehicles turning left that cyclists are approaching. Install green surface treatment within bicycle lane across intersection on both sides of intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>$161,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>La Trobe Street<br /> Park Street<br /> MELBOURNE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install electronic warning signs and light up coloured markers that alerts vehicles turning left into Park Street that cyclists are approaching and to give way</p> </td> <td> <p>$148,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tannery Lane Guys Hill Road STRATHFIELDSAYE</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct a roundabout</p> </td> <td> <p>$588,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Bendigo</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>St David Street<br /> Gooch Street<br /> THORNBURY</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised intersection and kerb extensions at the intersection of St David Street / Gooch Street. Upgrade street lighting as required.</p> </td> <td> <p>$248,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Darebin</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Murray Street<br /> Bonwick Street<br /> FAWKNER</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised safety platforms on 4 legs of the intersection of Murray Street and Bonwick Street</p> </td> <td> <p>$46,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Storys Road 1km section from Emu Creek Road EMU CREEK</p> </td> <td> <p>Install safety barriers on high risk curves, improve delineation (Chevron Alignment Markers, continuous centreline and edge line Raised Reflective Pavement Markers), install solar lighting, seal shoulders to 1m</p> </td> <td> <p>$729,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Bendigo</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lonsdale Street<br /> Spring Street<br /> MELBOURNE</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade signals to LED, install a mini mast arm on the south approach, clear hazards</p> </td> <td> <p>$163,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Bakers Road<br /> Pallett Street<br /> COBURG NORTH</p> </td> <td> <p>Install raised safety platforms on Pallett Street (north leg) and both Bakers Road approaches, associated line marking and signage works</p> </td> <td> <p>$47,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Rathdowne Street Pelham Street CARLTON</p> </td> <td> <p>Install electronic warning signs that alerts vehicles turning right into Pelham Street and vehicles turning left into Rathdowne Street that cyclists are approaching. Refresh green surface treatment on bike lane across intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>$143,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Townsend Road<br /> Boundary Road<br /> ST ALBANS PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Install flat top humps (Wombat Crossings) on Coppards Road and Townsend Road approaches to the intersection with cyclists warning signs. Install Sharrow Markings on approaches and refresh all line markings and signs</p> </td> <td> <p>$292,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Edols Street Cowie Street NORTH GEELONG</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct a raised intersection matching with existing lip of kerb to avoid additional drainage measures, install new Stop line-marking and Raised Reflective Pavement Markers on Cowie Street approaches, review lighting</p> </td> <td> <p>$242,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Geelong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Fisher Road 3km section between Jacksons Track and Old Sale Road DROUIN WEST</p> </td> <td> <p>Widen curve of northern-most corner, install safety barrier with G.R.E.A.T. terminals, improve roadside delineation including the provision of guideposts and chevron alignment markers</p> </td> <td> <p>$137,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Baw Baw</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Learmonth Road<br /> Ring Road<br /> WENDOUREE</p> </td> <td> <p>Modify geometry, install left slip lane and additional approach lanes. Improve lighting</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,262,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Ballarat</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Aura Vale Road Old Menzies Creek Road MENZIES CREEK</p> </td> <td> <p>Improve roadside delineation including the provision of guideposts and chevron alignment markers, widening of corners where feasible, clear hazards</p> </td> <td> <p>$120,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Cardinia</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Thomson Dam Access Road between Thomson Valley Road and Silvertop Picnic Area Road BAW BAW</p> </td> <td> <p>Install new safety barrier with G.R.E.A.T. terminals, upgrade all non-compliant guard rail terminals to G.R.E.A.T. terminals, improve roadside delineation</p> </td> <td> <p>$282,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Baw Baw</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Station Street from Robertson Parade to Lincoln Parade ASPENDALE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install advanced bicycle detector, relocate and install signage, provide line-marked buffer zone, install audio tactile line marking, provide green bicycle surface overlay, implement “Keep Clear” linemarking</p> </td> <td> <p>$107,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Kingston</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Findon Road<br /> Maserati Drive<br /> EPPING</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade existing children’s crossing to the west of the Findon Road/Maserati Drive intersection to Pedestrian Operated Signals and provide a metering phase to enable queuing traffic in Maserati Drive to safely exit onto Findon Road</p> </td> <td> <p>$231,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Whittlesea</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Ryans Road<br /> Lanigan Road<br /> COONGULLA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install guideposts, refresh linemarking, install signs and safety barrier with motorcycle friendly treatments at curves where crashes occurred, reduce speed limit to 80km/h</p> </td> <td> <p>$196,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wellington</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Montague Street<br /> Bridport Street<br /> ALBERT PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Installing raised safety platform on the north approach to the intersection and sharrows on each approach</p> </td> <td> <p>$54,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Port Phillip</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Rubicon Street<br /> Talbot Street<br /> REDAN</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct new roundabout at existing cross road intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>$495,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Ballarat</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Gormandale- Stradbroke Road Willung Road HIAMDALE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install guideposts, signs, and safety barrier, install driveable endwalls, extend road culverts, seal bellmouths at intersections, relocate 60km/h signs to 80km/h sign location near Butts Hill Road, refresh linemarking at Timbs Crossing Road</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,141,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wellington</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Grand Boulevard Newbury Boulevard CRAIGIEBURN</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a raised wombat crossing on each of the four approaches</p> </td> <td> <p>$276,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hume (VIC)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Whitworth Avenue Lewis Street SPRINGVALE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a roundabout</p> </td> <td> <p>$193,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Dandenong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lonsdale Street<br /> Queen Street<br /> MELBOURNE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install pedestrian operated signals</p> </td> <td> <p>$246,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Myers Road Hendersons Road BITTERN</p> </td> <td> <p>Install compact roundabout, supported by a raised platform on each approach and provision of speed reduction signage upstream of the approach</p> </td> <td> <p>$735,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tinamba-Newry Road Upper Maffra Road NEWRY</p> </td> <td> <p>Install guideposts, install new barrier at one curve and extend existing barrier (with motorcycle friendly treatments), alter superelevation and fill/pipe drain behind guardrail</p> </td> <td> <p>$274,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Wellington</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Mair Street Armstrong Street and Lydiard Street BALLARAT CENTRAL</p> </td> <td> <p>Install Fully Controlled Right Turns, kerb outstands, centre of the road parking removal and a solid median</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,378,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Ballarat</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Frankston- Dandenong Road O'Gradys Road CARRUM DOWNS</p> </td> <td> <p>Control right turn from Frankston-Dandenong into O'Gradys (part time) and extend the right turn lane to 120 metres, amend O'Gradys Road lane configuration and signal operations, install Give-way-to-pedestrians signs and bus priority signals</p> </td> <td> <p>$778,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Frankston</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Corrigan Road<br /> Harold Road<br /> NOBLE PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Signalisation of intersection of Harold Road and Corrigan Road including pedestrian crossing provisions</p> </td> <td> <p>$569,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Greater Dandenong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Havelock Street Landsborough Street BALLARAT NORTH</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct new roundabout at existing cross road intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>$580,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Ballarat</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Wildwood Road<br /> Somerton Road<br /> BULLA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install roundabout with semi mountable annulus, splitter islands, associated signage, improved road drainage and upgraded street lighting</p> </td> <td> <p>$783,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hume (VIC)</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Hodgins Road Stumpy Gully Road TUERONG</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a compact roundabout at the intersection, supported by a raised platform on each approach and provision of speed reduction signage upstream of the approaches</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,507,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>McClelland Drive<br /> Skye Road<br /> LANGWARRIN</p> </td> <td> <p>Modification to roundabout to increase angle of deflection and reduce speed. Design and construct kerb extension, traffic island, footpath and other associated works</p> </td> <td> <p>$198,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Frankston</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Shoreham Road Frankston-Flinders Road to Point Leo Road SHOREHAM</p> </td> <td> <p>Seal shoulders to 1.2m on both sides of carriageway, install Chevron Alignment Markers at horizontal curves along route, install sections of safety barrier</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,989,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Codrington Street Ligar Street DROMANA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install compact roundabout</p> <p>supplemented by speed cushion pairs on each approach/departure to intersection reducing vehicle speeds on east-west and north-south approach</p> </td> <td> <p>$124,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Mornington Peninsula</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Lake Road Murray Valley Highway OLD TALLANGATTA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install flashing warning sign (side road activated), install curve warning signage, upgrade intersection warning signage</p> </td> <td> <p>$239,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Towong</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Box Forest Road<br /> Sages Road<br /> HADFIELD</p> </td> <td> <p>Install of Pedestrian Operated Signals (Puffin) at the intersection of Box Forest Road and Sages Road, lighting improvements, accessibility improvements</p> </td> <td> <p>$1,985,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Moreland</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Buchholz Federal funding to fix 92 black spots in Victoria More action taken to keep Australian freight moving https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/media-release/more-action-taken-keep-australian-freight-moving <p>National Cabinet has taken further action today to keep Australian freight moving safely by formalising a Freight Movement Code.</p> <p>The Code, endorsed by State, Territory and Commonwealth Infrastructure and Transport Ministers will ensure a consistent set of health measures apply across borders for freight operators.</p> <p>The enforceable measures have been specified to deliver greater consistency between states and territories in their implementation of border controls, especially for routine COVID-19 testing, self-isolation requirements while working and reporting requirements to facilitate contact tracing.</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said all levels of government were continuing to work together in combining the best health advice with feedback from the transport industry.</p> <p>“Streamlining the process for crossing borders will make life easier for our freight operators,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.</p> <p>“We have always known Australia relies on our freight operators, but if this pandemic has shown us anything, it’s just how far that reliance extends.</p> <p>“The work our freight operators do keeps our shelves stocked and our local economies running.</p> <p>“Today, we have acted again to ensure those operators can do their work safely and efficiently, strengthening the Australian economy.”</p> <p>Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz welcomed the Code, noting it would significantly assist the freight transport industry.</p> <p>“Having been involved in the freight industry for many years, I know how valuable it is to have the certainty that this Code brings,” Mr Buchholz said.</p> <p>“These are unchartered times and our freight industry is playing a critical role, it underpins jobs, strengthens the national interest and secures our future prosperity.</p> <p>“Aligning state and territory measures through this Code will help reduce delays in the supply chain, ensuring our freight operators can keep moving safely and efficiently.”</p> <p>Today’s action is another win for the freight industry, after the Federal Government previously worked to ensure rest stops received an exemption from various restrictions in place earlier in the pandemic, as well as the Protocol endorsed by National Cabinet two weeks ago.</p> <p>The Code will support strong efforts already being taken by industry to keep us all safe and ensure measures take account of practical realities, for example, where routine COVID-19 testing is included in border measures, freight workers won’t need to be tested more than once during a seven day period.</p> <p>For further information, please see the attached communique, issued by members of the Transport and Infrastructure Council.</p> <p>The Code can be viewed at <a href="https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/vehicle_regulation/ris/">www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/vehicle_regulation/ris/</a>.</p> <h2>Media Contact:</h2> <p>Deputy Prime Minister – Dean Shachar 0418 202 860<br /> Assistant Minister Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384 </p> McCormack More action taken to keep Australian freight moving Riverina and Central West communities benefit from Inland Rail grants https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/media-release/riverina-and-central-west-communities-benefit-inland-rail-grants <p>Seven community groups in the Riverina and Central West have received vital grants of between $1,000 and $4,000 in round five of the Inland Rail Community Sponsorships and Donations program.</p> <p>The local recipients for round five of the Inland Rail Sponsorships and Donations program include:</p> <p>•$4,000 to the Junee Basketball Association for the purchase of scoring benches at the local recreational centre          </p> <p>•$4,000 to the WIRED Lab Cootamundra to upgrade online infrastructure that will enable community members to participate online    </p> <p>• $4,000 to Silo FM 89.5 Inc. for the purchase of new broadcasting equipment for community radio</p> <p>•$3,500 to Kurrajong Waratah for the purchase of a weatherproof shelter for the community gardens as part of the Hildasid Farm Project</p> <p>•$2,837 to the Central West Astronomical Society for the purchase of a data projector and batteries</p> <p>•$1,136 to Wirrinya Progress and Sports Association for the purchase of tennis court nets for children’s activities                                                               </p> <p>•$1,100 to the Parkes Que Club to provide domestic violence bags for women and children              </p> <p>Federal Member for Riverina and Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Rail Track Corporation had granted more than $300,000 to schools, volunteer groups and associations as part of a long-standing commitment to communities where Australia’s largest freight project is being built and operated.</p> <p>“Inland Rail is nation-building infrastructure providing long-term opportunities for our regions – boosting jobs and economic confidence in regional communities across the country,” Mr McCormack said.</p> <p>“I am pleased so many of our local organisations are benefiting from this funding, because I know every single dollar will be put to good use.</p> <p>“We are already seeing the immediate benefits from Inland Rail, with more than 690 local jobs and businesses boosted by the $100 million in local contract commitments flowing from construction of the Parkes to Narromine section.</p> <p>“Supporting the sustainability of these and other communities along the rail corridor is paramount and the Inland Rail sponsorships and donations program is yet another example of how communities can benefit from this unique project.</p> <p>“Here in the Riverina and across our regions, it is the community clubs and associations bringing us together.</p> <p>“I am pleased to see this program providing a well-deserved contribution to local initiatives, building community prosperity.”</p> <p>For more information on the Inland Rail sponsorships and donations program, please visit the ARTC Inland Rail website <a href="https://inlandrail.artc.com.au/sponsorships">inlandrail.com.au/sponsorships</a>, or email enquiries to <a href="mailto:IRCommunitySponsorships@ARTC.com.au">IRCommunitySponsorships@ARTC.com.au</a>.</p> McCormack Riverina and Central West communities benefit from Inland Rail grants National awards celebrate Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council for road safety excellence https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/coulton/media-release/national-awards-celebrate-queanbeyan-palerang-regional-council-road-safety-excellence <p>Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council’s outstanding road safety strategies have been recognised on the national stage with the regional NSW council being announced a category winner at the 2020 National Awards for Local Government.</p> <p>Federal Local Government Minister, Mark Coulton, congratulated the council, saying the awards celebrate the vital role local government plays in delivering services in communities across the country.</p> <p>“These awards showcase the hard work of our local governments in delivering targeted, quality services to communities across the nation and I am proud to see Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council recognised,” Mr Coulton said. </p> <p>“In taking out the Excellence in Road Safety category with its Safe Systems Speed Project, this Council has made their community a safer place to live and raise a family,”</p> <p>“Projects like this highlight the great work of councils across regional Australia that, despite challenges, continue to strive to make their communities strong, vibrant places that provide compelling justifications for more and more Australian families to get out of the city.”</p> <p>Over 100 applications were submitted across all categories of this year’s awards - local projects to improve local arts, regional growth, cultural heritage, public safety, and disability access.</p> <p>Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the council’s project highlighted how each and every one of us has a vital role to play in promoting road safety.</p> <p>“Moving towards zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roads is a key goal of our Government, which is why it is fantastic to see local councils like Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council working hard with their communities to deliver targeted road safety projects,” Mr Buchholz said.</p> <p>“With speed identified as a factor in almost 31 per cent of casualty crashes on roads operated by the council, they have delivered an innovative, data-led initiative using the Safe System approach to road safety to improve local driver behaviour,” Mr Buchholz said.</p> <p>“Finding innovative ways to make safety front of mind for road users is key to supporting Safe System principles, the holistic road safety approach that underpins the current National Road Safety Strategy and will continue in the next one for 2021-30.”</p> <p>Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Mayor Cr Tim Overall said he was proud to accept the award on behalf of Council’s dedicated staff.</p> <p>“The Safe Systems Speed Project for Local Roads has achieved a reduction in excess speeding at an impressive 51 sites across our local government area. It involved deploying mobile speed trailers, engaging with the local community, and improving driver behaviours.</p> <p>“The results of this project increase public safety and protect our community from casualty crashes on our roads. I’m very proud to see the efforts of our dedicated staff recognised and rewarded with this national award,” Mayor Overall said.</p> <p>Category winners are now in the running for the 2020 National Award for Excellence in Local Government. This award and the Minister’s Award for Progressive Community Leadership will be announced at the 2020 National Award for Excellence in Local Government later in the year.</p> <p>A full list of category winners, including project details, is available at <a href="http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/nalg">www.infrastructure.gov.au/nalg</a>   </p> Coulton National awards celebrate Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council for road safety excellence Federal funding to fix six black spots in the NT https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/buchholz/media-release/federal-funding-fix-six-black-spots-nt <p>Six dangerous sites on Northern Territory roads will be substantially improved over the next 12 months thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Territory would receive $2.5 million under the program’s 2020-21 funding round, with councils contributing a further $62,000 to the successful projects.</p> <p>“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building better and safer roads in the Top End and indeed right across the nation,” Mr McCormack said.</p> <p>“In recent years, these locations have had crashes causing fatalities and injuries and that’s why we are making them safer.”</p> <p>Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the six Black Spot projects across the Northern Territory would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on the Territory’s roads.</p> <p>“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.</p> <p>“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.”</p> <p>Senator for the Northern Territory and Chair of the Northern Territory Black Spot Consultative Panel Dr Sam McMahon said this investment in Black Spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the Northern Territory.</p> <p>“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,” Senator McMahon said.</p> <p>“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the NT Road Transport Association, NT Police, Automobile Association of the NT and Territory and local governments.”</p> <p>For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit <a href="https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/black_spot/">http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots</a>. </p> <div class="WordSection1"> <p> </p> <h2><strong>2020</strong><strong>–</strong><strong>21 Black Spot Program </strong><strong>– </strong><strong>Northern Territory</strong></h2> </div> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Project Name</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Proposed Treatment</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Australian Government Contribution</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Council Contribution</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Council</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Alawa Crescent 300-metre section west of Scriven Street ALAWA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install pedestrian refuges or traffic islands at various locations along Alawa Crescent</p> </td> <td> <p>$300,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Darwin</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Victoria Highway<br /> Wilson Street<br /> TIMBER CREEK</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade intersection to<br /> provide a standard left-<br /> hand deceleration lane</p> </td> <td> <p>$600,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Timber Creek</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Litchfield Park Road<br /> Various locations<br /> LITCHFIELD PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Extend guardrail at four locations (total</p> <p>180 metres), install new guardrail at two locations (total 435 metres)</p> </td> <td> <p>$500,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Unincorporated</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Power Road</p> <p>Across floodway</p> <p>MCMINNS LAGOON</p> </td> <td> <p>Install street lighting and upgrade pedestrian facilities</p> </td> <td> <p>$435,980</p> </td> <td> <p>$62,260</p> </td> <td> <p>Litchfield</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Anyula Street 200-metre section from Robinson Road BORROLOOLA</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct footpaths and roadside parking facilities (for school) and install traffic control devices</p> </td> <td> <p>$533,577</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Roper Gulf</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Wagait Tower Road<br /> Various locations from<br /> Erickson Crescent<br /> WAGAIT BEACH</p> </td> <td> <p>Install guardrails, posts and fixings, bullnoses, chevrons and delineators</p> </td> <td> <p>$140,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Wagait</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2> Media Contact:</h2> <p><strong>Mr McCormack – </strong>Dean Shachar 0418 202 860<br /> <strong>Mr Buchholz –</strong> Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384<br /> <strong>Senator McMahon – </strong>Electorate Office (08) 8948 3555<br />  </p> Buchholz Federal funding to fix six black spots in the NT Penrith intersection upgrade eases Western Sydney congestion https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/tudge/media-release/penrith-intersection-upgrade-eases-western-sydney-congestion <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Local motorists are reaping the benefits of Penrith’s The Northern Road and Derby Street intersection upgrade with construction on the project now complete.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">The $7.4 million, federally funded upgrade includes better traffic flow at the critical intersection that services Nepean Hospital and the surrounding health precinct.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">It also means further improvements to road links between the future Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport and the centre of Penrith.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the upgrades would ease congestion for all motorists including heavy vehicles travelling between the new airport, Penrith and Blacktown.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“With the new airport, residential growth and the proximity of the University of Western Sydney campus, there will be greater demand on The Northern Road,” Mr Tudge said.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“It’s for these reasons that we have prioritised investing in targeted upgrades like this one to iron out future congestion problems.”</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">The Morrison Government funded the works under the $200 million Local Roads Package – part of the $4.1 billion Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan (WSIP).</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">It’s expected about 4,000 direct and indirect jobs will be supported across the 10-year life of the WSIP.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Federal Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh said The Northern Road was an important local link facing growing levels of traffic.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“Investigations show there has been a significant number of crashes and traffic delays on The Northern Road, particularly at peak times. The project will give valuable time back to families and businesses and make the area an even better place in which to live and work,”s said Ms McIntosh.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“This critical upgrade includes increased right-turn capacity on The Northern Road northbound at Great Western Highway, median adjustment and lane widening on The Northern Road southbound at Great Western Highway, widening Derby Street approaches to The Northern Road to enable dedicated right-turn lanes and a new roundabout at the intersection of Bringelly Road and Caddens Road and we’ve already had positive feedback from the local community about what a difference this project has made.”</p> <p>Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler said the upgrade to The Northern Road and Derby Street had increased the traffic flow of the intersection, making it easier to use.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“The upgrade has brought immediate relief to the community who use the intersection to move about Penrith, but also to visitors of the Nepean Hospital and health precinct,” Cr Fowler said.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“The funding from the Australian Government has allowed Council to improve this high-volume intersection with dedicated lanes on Derby Street, which allow traffic to move across the street and also onto The Northern Road.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">“In the short time these works have been completed, Council has already received many favourable comments from residents and the community on the improved efficiency and effectiveness of the works.”</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">Key design features of this project included increased right-turn capacity on The Northern Road northbound at Great Western Highway, median adjustment and lane widening on The Northern Road southbound at Great Western Highway, widening Derby Street approaches to The Northern Road to enable dedicated right-turn lanes and a new roundabout at the intersection of Bringelly Road and Caddens Road.</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader">The Australian Government fully funded the $7.4 million project.</p> <h2 class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Media Contact:</strong></h2> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Mr Tudge</strong> – Michael Bennett 0434 782 923</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Ms McIntosh </strong>– (02) 4722 0600</p> <p class="BoswellMediaHeader"><strong>Cr Fowler</strong> – 0419 738 484</p> Tudge Penrith intersection upgrade eases Western Sydney congestion National awards celebrate Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council for road safety excellence https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/buchholz/media-release/national-awards-celebrate-queanbeyan-palerang-regional-council-road-safety-excellence <p>Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council’s outstanding road safety strategies have been recognised on the national stage with the regional NSW council being announced a category winner at the 2020 National Awards for Local Government.</p> <p>Federal Local Government Minister, Mark Coulton, congratulated the council, saying the awards celebrate the vital role local government plays in delivering services in communities across the country.</p> <p>“These awards showcase the hard work of our local governments in delivering targeted, quality services to communities across the nation and I am proud to see Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council recognised,” Mr Coulton said. </p> <p>“In taking out the Excellence in Road Safety category with its Safe Systems Speed Project, this Council has made their community a safer place to live and raise a family,”</p> <p>“Projects like this highlight the great work of councils across regional Australia that, despite challenges, continue to strive to make their communities strong, vibrant places that provide compelling justifications for more and more Australian families to get out of the city.”</p> <p>Over 100 applications were submitted across all categories of this year’s awards - local projects to improve local arts, regional growth, cultural heritage, public safety, and disability access.</p> <p>Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the council’s project highlighted how each and every one of us has a vital role to play in promoting road safety.</p> <p>“Moving towards zero fatalities and serious injuries on our roads is a key goal of our Government, which is why it is fantastic to see local councils like Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council working hard with their communities to deliver targeted road safety projects,” Mr Buchholz said.</p> <p>“With speed identified as a factor in almost 31 per cent of casualty crashes on roads operated by the council, they have delivered an innovative, data-led initiative using the Safe System approach to road safety to improve local driver behaviour,” Mr Buchholz said.</p> <p>“Finding innovative ways to make safety front of mind for road users is key to supporting Safe System principles, the holistic road safety approach that underpins the current National Road Safety Strategy and will continue in the next one for 2021-30.”</p> <p>Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Mayor Cr Tim Overall said he was proud to accept the award on behalf of Council’s dedicated staff.</p> <p>“The Safe Systems Speed Project for Local Roads has achieved a reduction in excess speeding at an impressive 51 sites across our local government area. It involved deploying mobile speed trailers, engaging with the local community, and improving driver behaviours.</p> <p>“The results of this project increase public safety and protect our community from casualty crashes on our roads. I’m very proud to see the efforts of our dedicated staff recognised and rewarded with this national award,” Mayor Overall said.</p> <p>Category winners are now in the running for the 2020 National Award for Excellence in Local Government. This award and the Minister’s Award for Progressive Community Leadership will be announced at the 2020 National Award for Excellence in Local Government later in the year.</p> <p>A full list of category winners, including project details, is available at <a href="http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/nalg">www.infrastructure.gov.au/nalg</a>   </p> Buchholz National awards celebrate Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council for road safety excellence Federal funding to fix 24 black spots in Tasmania https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/media-release/federal-funding-fix-24-black-spots-tasmania <p>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.<br />  <br /> 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.<br />  <br /> “This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads right across the nation,” Mr McCormack said.<br />  <br /> “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.”<br />  <br /> The Deputy Prime Minister also congratulated Gavin Pearce MP on his appointment to the role of Chair of the Tasmanian Black Spots Consultative Panel.<br />  <br /> “Mr Pearce assumes this important leadership role in the Black Spot program at a significant time, as we work to make Tasmanian roads safer.<br />  <br /> “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.”<br />  <br /> 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.<br />  <br /> “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.<br />  <br /> “This is why the Australian Government has committed $1.05 billion to the Black Spot Program nationwide from 2013-14 to 2022-23 to improve road safety. <br />  <br /> “These 24 sites selected for safety upgrades are in addition to the 123 Black Spot projects already completed or in progress across Tasmania to improve road safety and get Tasmanians home sooner and safer.”<br />  <br /> Federal Member for Braddon and Chair of the Tasmanian Black Spot Consultative Panel Gavin Pearce said this investment in Black Spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout Tasmania.<br />  <br /> “The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at road locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred or are at risk of occurring,” Mr Pearce said.<br />  <br /> “The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Tasmanian Police, Tasmanian Motorcycle Council, Tasmanian Bicycle Council, the Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Transport Association, the Local Government Association of Tasmania and the Department of State Growth.”<br />  <br /> For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit <a href="https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/black_spot/">http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots</a>.</p> <p> </p> <h2><strong>2020–21 Black Spot Program – Tasmania</strong></h2> <table class="Table"> <thead> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Project Name</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Proposed Treatment </strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong> Australian Government Contribution ($)</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Council Contribution ($)</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Council </strong></p> </td> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>Conway Street<br /> Derby Street<br /> MOWBRAY</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a roundabout</p> </td> <td> <p>           107,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Launceston</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Molle Street<br /> Collins Street<br /> HOBART</p> </td> <td> <p>Install traffic signals</p> </td> <td> <p>           300,000</p> </td> <td> <p>           150,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hobart</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Black Hills Road<br /> 650-metre section south from Ransleys Road<br /> BLACK HILLS</p> </td> <td> <p>Undertake road rehabilitation and delineation</p> </td> <td> <p>           117,727</p> </td> <td> <p>           117,727</p> </td> <td> <p>Derwent</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Don Road<br /> Lovett Street – Sorell Street<br /> DEVONPORT</p> </td> <td> <p>Modify road markings, signal operation and street lighting</p> </td> <td> <p>             40,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Devonport</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Golconda Road<br /> Bacala Road to Farrellys Road<br /> LILYDALE</p> </td> <td> <p>Road widening, resurfacing and enhanced delineation</p> </td> <td> <p>           200,000</p> </td> <td> <p>           550,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Launceston</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Burnett Street<br /> Campbell Street<br /> NORTH HOBART</p> </td> <td> <p>Remove one of the two right-turn lanes</p> </td> <td> <p>           240,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Hobart</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Tasman Highway<br /> 1.6-kilometre section north from Old Man Creek<br /> ROCKY HILLS</p> </td> <td> <p>Install safety barrier</p> </td> <td> <p>           180,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Glamorgan</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Marys Hope Road<br /> Kilander Avenue - Dooleys Avenue<br /> BERRIEDALE</p> </td> <td> <p>Remodel intersection, including kerb extensions</p> </td> <td> <p>             54,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Glenorchy</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>West Nook Road<br /> Sheffield Road to Tarleton Street<br /> SHEFFIELD</p> </td> <td> <p>Widen road</p> </td> <td> <p>           111,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Kentish</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Gilbert Street<br /> Hamilton Street<br /> LATROBE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a roundabout</p> </td> <td> <p>           350,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Latrobe</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Pitcairn Street<br /> Montrose Road<br /> MONTROSE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install traffic islands</p> </td> <td> <p>             21,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Glenorchy</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Osmaston Road<br /> Exton Road – Bogan Road<br /> OSMASTON</p> </td> <td> <p>Remodel intersection</p> </td> <td> <p>           115,000</p> </td> <td> <p>           115,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Meander Valley</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Upper Domain Road<br /> Clearys Gates Road<br /> QUEENS DOMAIN</p> </td> <td> <p>Install a roundabout</p> </td> <td> <p>           200,000</p> </td> <td> <p>             40,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hobart</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Elizabeth Street<br /> Patrick Street<br /> HOBART</p> </td> <td> <p>Install kerb extensions</p> </td> <td> <p>           131,400</p> </td> <td> <p>             60,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Hobart</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Gardens Road<br /> Lyall Road<br /> BINALONG BAY</p> </td> <td> <p>Remove crest</p> </td> <td> <p>           200,000</p> </td> <td> <p>           200,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Break O'Day</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Fulham Road<br /> 120-metre section east of Primrose Sands Road<br /> CARLTON RIVER</p> </td> <td> <p>Realign road</p> </td> <td> <p>           230,000</p> </td> <td> <p>           100,000</p> </td> <td> <p>Sorell</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Collinsvale Road and Molesworth Road<br /> 900-metre section east and 300-metre section west of Glenlusk Road<br /> COLLINSVALE</p> </td> <td> <p>Install safety barrier</p> </td> <td> <p>           115,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Glenorchy</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Dalrymple Road<br /> Industry Road<br /> MOUNT DIRECTION</p> </td> <td> <p>Remodel junction</p> </td> <td> <p>           250,000</p> </td> <td> <p>           250,000</p> </td> <td> <p>George Town</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Elderslie Road<br /> Bluff Road<br /> ELDERSLIE</p> </td> <td> <p>Remodel junction</p> </td> <td> <p>           150,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Southern Midlands</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Macquarie Road<br /> West Street to Poatina Road<br /> CAMPBELL TOWN</p> </td> <td> <p>Improve signs and markings, widen road on crests and curves</p> </td> <td> <p>             89,650</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Northern Midlands</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Paradise Road, Nook Road and Native Plains Road<br /> Bridges over Unnamed Creek, Aitken Creek and Redwater Creek<br /> SHEFFIELD</p> </td> <td> <p>Install safety barrier</p> </td> <td> <p>           100,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Kentish</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Nubeena Road<br /> 650-metre section west of Tramway Street<br /> PORT ARTHUR</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade safety barrier</p> </td> <td> <p>             86,279</p> </td> <td> <p>             57,519</p> </td> <td> <p>Tasman</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Green Point Road<br /> 350-metre section west of Comeback Road<br /> MARRAWAH</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade safety barrier</p> </td> <td> <p>           110,465</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Circular Head</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Sheffield Road<br /> two-kilometre section north of Bridle Track Road<br /> STOODLEY</p> </td> <td> <p>Install electronic icy road warning signs</p> </td> <td> <p>             17,545</p> </td> <td> <p>             17,545</p> </td> <td> <p>Kentish</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>  <br /> Media Contact:</h2> <p><strong>Mr McCormack –</strong> Dean Shachar 0418 202 860<br /> <strong>Mr Buchholz – </strong>Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384<br /> <strong>Mr Pearce –</strong> (03) 6431 1333<br />  </p> McCormack Federal funding to fix 24 black spots in Tasmania Transcript - Sky News First Edition https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/interview/transcript-sky-news-first-edition-0 <p><strong>PETER STEFANOVIC</strong></p> <p>Well, joining me now is Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack. Minister, good morning to you. Thanks so much for joining us.</p> <p><strong>MICHAEL McCORMACK </strong></p> <p>Good morning. </p> <p><strong>PETER STEFANOVIC</strong></p> <p>Before we talk about Virgin, I just want to get your thoughts, a lot of concerns this morning about supply chains and there may be shortages of meat, there might be shortages of food, not just in Victoria but throughout the nation. What's your information about that?  </p> <p><strong>MICHAEL McCORMACK</strong> </p> <p>Well, I can assure you that everything is being done to make sure that those supply chains stay open, to make sure that the logistics are right. And only last night I had a hook up with each and every one of the Transport and Roads Ministers right throughout the country. We spoke via teleconference. We made sure that we agreed upon a national protocol for freight. Now, that was agreed upon back on July 24. It's going to National Cabinet tomorrow. But we've made sure, over the past couple of weeks that everything is as it should be and certainly we don't want to see trucks or any other supply carriers stopped at borders. We want one consistency right across the nation and that's what we've achieved together.</p> <p><strong>PETER STEFANOVIC</strong></p> <p>So there's going to be exemptions for all truck drivers who are transporting food and what have you?</p> <p><strong>MICHAEL McCORMACK </strong></p> <p>We want to make sure that trucks carry the necessary supplies and whether that's personal protection equipment, medical supplies, respiratory equipment, food, grocery, meat, whatever the case might be, that they can get across those borders consistently.</p> <p><strong>PETER STEFANOVIC</strong></p> <p>Isn't the problem though, at the warehouses and with these new restrictions that are in place in Victoria, meaning that the workforce and those particular warehouses and even the abattoirs, have been reduced to such an extent where they just can't get the product out?  </p> <p><strong>MICHAEL McCORMACK </strong></p> <p>Well, I know a lot of work was being done yesterday between the Prime Minister and the Premier of Victoria, between the Treasurer and the Business Council of Australia, the large supermarket chains, indeed everybody involved were in those discussions, JBS Meats, of course, John Berry and his team. We're making sure that no stone has been unturned to ensure that food supplies, that meat supplies will be available.</p> <p><strong>PETER STEFANOVIC</strong></p> <p>Is it your expectation that they will get more expensive for people say, buying meat at the supermarkets or at the butcher?  </p> <p><strong>MICHAEL McCORMACK </strong></p> <p>Well, no company should be taking advantage of consumers at this time. And of course, that's why the ACCC is there, if that is actually happening.</p> <p><strong>PETER STEFANOVIC</strong></p> <p>I guess, you know, it stands to reason, though, that if there is a lot of demand and it outstrips supply, that the price jacks-up. There is suggestions that the cost of lamb is going to go up considerably.</p> <p><strong>MICHAEL McCORMACK </strong></p> <p>Well, we would also urge people not to start this hoarding again. That's not necessary. What we want to do is for people to be their best selves, to make sure, whether they're in Victoria or anywhere right across Australia, that they not just think of themselves, but they think of others in every aspect to make sure that they think of those members of the community who might not be in the position to be able to get out as frequently as they can. It's a matter of actually thinking of others other than just yourself at this time. Yes, of course you're going to need to provide for yourselves and your families, but think of others. We don't want to see a situation where people are hoarding food again.</p> <p><strong>PETER STEFANOVIC</strong></p> <p>Okay, let's go to Virgin now. An announcement yesterday, 3,000 staff have lost their jobs, basically.  They're hoping to hold on to 6,000. Is that the end of the job losses in the industry, do you think or are you expecting more?  </p> <p><strong>MICHAEL McCORMACK</strong> </p> <p>The aviation industry was hit first and hit hardest. Tourism is attempting to bounce back. I think there'll be a lot of people taking domestic flights and taking domestic holidays into the future.  International travel of course, is very much a great concern. We're not sure when those international flights will be able to resume. They won't be any time soon. But what we want to make sure is that we continue that sector wide assistance for those airlines. Paul Scurrah told me that but for the assistance that the Federal Government had supplied, had provided on a sector-wide level, that Virgin would not be in the position it is today. Yes, it's tough for those 3,000 people who yesterday have been told and will be told in coming days and weeks, that they've lost their positions. That of course, is very, very tough and of course, Qantas have made changes too, airlines right across the nation have. Yes, they have been given assistance by the Government but, they've had to restructure, they’ve had to refinance and they've had to look at their job numbers.</p> <p><strong>PETER STEFANOVIC</strong></p> <p>Will you be increasing support in the form of JobKeeper to the airline industry?  I mean, it's already there, but will you be increasing again?  </p> <p><strong>MICHAEL McCORMACK </strong></p> <p>Yes look, we'll continue to look at what is necessary at the time and that's what we've done right the way through, right since February and March, we've made sure the assistance is available not just for the airline industry, but for the economy. And we'll continue to do that in a responsible and practical and pragmatic way. I'm really pleased that Virgin are going to come out of this stronger, in the sense that they will be more competitive, they will be, as Paul Scurrah, the CEO, said yesterday, profitable. And they are supporting two thirds of their workforce. So that is encouraging, encouraging signs and we've got a second viable airline.</p> <p><strong>PETER STEFANOVIC</strong></p> <p>Minister, I am curious just finally, Christmas is only, you know, a touch over four months away. I mean, are we in the situation of no one really being able to travel right up until the Christmas holidays, maybe even beyond?  </p> <p><strong>MICHAEL McCORMACK </strong></p> <p>Well, let's get through this six weeks with Victoria first. Let's see how that pans out. Let's try and get this dreadful, insidious virus contained and minimised as best we can. And let's see what summer brings. We're all in this together. It's not one State versus the rest of the country. We need to get through this situation in Victoria over the next five and a half, six weeks. We will do it and we'll make sure that the mental health is right, that the cyber security is right. I know Peter Dutton and the Prime Minister are making certain announcements about those sorts of things today. We'll make sure that whatever assistance is needed for the economy, that we look at that as we go on and certainly we'll have the health outcomes that we so desperately need.</p> <p><strong>PETER STEFANOVIC</strong></p> <p>But I suppose it is possible that some cities or even States, will be in lockdown at Christmas?</p> <p><strong>MICHAEL McCORMACK</strong> </p> <p>Let's hope not. Let's see what, as I say, this next six weeks brings and if every Victorian can be their best selves over the next period, then hopefully we'll be able to contain and minimise this. We'll get no more outbreaks, no more clusters. Fingers crossed, no more cases and we'll certainly get through this.</p> <p><strong>PETER STEFANOVIC</strong></p> <p>Let's hope so. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, appreciate your time this morning.</p> <p><strong>MICHAEL McCORMACK</strong> </p> <p>Pleasure. Any time at all.</p> <p><strong>PETER STEFANOVIC</strong></p> <p>Thank you for joining us.</p> <h2> Media contact: </h2> <p><strong>Dean Shachar -</strong> 0418 202 860<br />  </p> McCormack Transcript - Sky News First Edition Indian Ocean Territories to benefit from solar investment opportunity https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/marino/media-release/indian-ocean-territories-benefit-solar-investment-opportunity <p class="MsoListParagraph">The Australian Government is seeking to boost renewable energy production in the Indian Ocean Territories (IOT), through an approach to market for a solar power generation plant.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (the department) will release a Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) for a renewable electricity Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Through this process, the Government will test the market for construction of a solar power generating facility on Christmas Island to sell green electricity to the department equal to that produced from a one megawatt (MW) capacity plant.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Australian Government recognises the IOT communities are seeking to have the majority of their energy requirements met via renewable sources by 2030, as outlined in the Our Christmas Island 2030 Strategic Plan and Our Cocos (Keeling) Islands 2030 Strategic Plan.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">This approach to market demonstrates the Government’s commitment to supporting the realisation of the goals in the CI Strategic Plan and will test private sector interest in investment in renewables in the IOT.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">A one MW solar plant can be integrated into the existing power system with minimal impact and cost.</p> <p class="MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle">It will also complement smaller systems being installed under the recently revitalised IOT Renewable Energy Buy Back Scheme (see <a href="https://www.regional.gov.au/territories/indian_ocean/iot_bulletins/2020/A025-2020-renewed-solar-opportunities.aspx">here</a> for further information).</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Construction of a solar installation and associated works will also contribute to the local economy.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The REOI will be advertised through the West Australian newspaper on 7 August and in the next editions of local publications on 7 August and will be open until 23 September 2020.</p> <h2 class="MsoNormal"><strong>Media Contact:</strong></h2> <p class="MsoNormal">Sophie Beeton (02) 6277 4293</p> Marino Indian Ocean Territories to benefit from solar investment opportunity Federal funding to fix six black spots in the NT https://minister.infrastructure.gov.au/mccormack/media-release/federal-funding-fix-six-black-spots-nt <p>Six dangerous sites on Northern Territory roads will be substantially improved over the next 12 months thanks to funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.</p> <p>Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Territory would receive $2.5 million under the program’s 2020-21 funding round, with councils contributing a further $62,000 to the successful projects.</p> <p>“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building better and safer roads in the Top End and indeed right across the nation,” Mr McCormack said.</p> <p>“In recent years, these locations have had crashes causing fatalities and injuries and that’s why we are making them safer.”</p> <p>Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the six Black Spot projects across the Northern Territory would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on the Territory’s roads.</p> <p>“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.</p> <p>“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.”</p> <p>Senator for the Northern Territory and Chair of the Northern Territory Black Spot Consultative Panel Dr Sam McMahon said this investment in Black Spot projects would deliver safer roads in local government areas throughout the Northern Territory.</p> <p>“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,” Senator McMahon said.</p> <p>“The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the NT Road Transport Association, NT Police, Automobile Association of the NT and Territory and local governments.”</p> <p>For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit <a href="https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/black_spot/">http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots</a>. </p> <div class="WordSection1"> <p> </p> <h2><strong>2020</strong><strong>–</strong><strong>21 Black Spot Program </strong><strong>– </strong><strong>Northern Territory</strong></h2> </div> <table class="Table"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><strong>Project Name</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Proposed Treatment</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Australian Government Contribution</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Council Contribution</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Council</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Alawa Crescent 300-metre section west of Scriven Street ALAWA</p> </td> <td> <p>Install pedestrian refuges or traffic islands at various locations along Alawa Crescent</p> </td> <td> <p>$300,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Darwin</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Victoria Highway<br /> Wilson Street<br /> TIMBER CREEK</p> </td> <td> <p>Upgrade intersection to<br /> provide a standard left-<br /> hand deceleration lane</p> </td> <td> <p>$600,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Timber Creek</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Litchfield Park Road<br /> Various locations<br /> LITCHFIELD PARK</p> </td> <td> <p>Extend guardrail at four locations (total</p> <p>180 metres), install new guardrail at two locations (total 435 metres)</p> </td> <td> <p>$500,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Unincorporated</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Power Road</p> <p>Across floodway</p> <p>MCMINNS LAGOON</p> </td> <td> <p>Install street lighting and upgrade pedestrian facilities</p> </td> <td> <p>$435,980</p> </td> <td> <p>$62,260</p> </td> <td> <p>Litchfield</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Anyula Street 200-metre section from Robinson Road BORROLOOLA</p> </td> <td> <p>Construct footpaths and roadside parking facilities (for school) and install traffic control devices</p> </td> <td> <p>$533,577</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Roper Gulf</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>Wagait Tower Road<br /> Various locations from<br /> Erickson Crescent<br /> WAGAIT BEACH</p> </td> <td> <p>Install guardrails, posts and fixings, bullnoses, chevrons and delineators</p> </td> <td> <p>$140,000</p> </td> <td> <p> </p> </td> <td> <p>Wagait</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2> Media Contact:</h2> <p><strong>Mr McCormack – </strong>Dean Shachar 0418 202 860<br /> <strong>Mr Buchholz –</strong> Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384<br /> <strong>Senator McMahon –</strong> Electorate Office (08) 8948 3555<br />  </p> McCormack Federal funding to fix six black spots in the NT