Blackspot funding - a major win for Toodyay

The Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said the Black Spot Programme provides funding to priority locations with a history of serious road accidents.

“Spending many hours driving the roads of the Pearce electorate I understand how dangerous some of the black spots in our community can be,” he said.

“I have been advocating strongly in Canberra for the funding for Julimar Road and it is really pleasing to see that we have been successful in securing this commitment.”

The details of the funding are:

  •  Julimar Road from Grey Street to 3.9km West at West Toodyay: $334, 938 to construct and seal to 7m width, prune roadside vegetation and install additional advisory signs and guideposts.

Mr Porter said that in total the Coalition Government would fund nine black spot projects in Pearce in 2015-16, with a value totaling more than $2.5million.

“In the first year under the Coalition Government an unprecedented $952million was invested into road infrastructure in Pearce,” Mr Porter said.

“Already in 2015 the Coalition has invested a further $281.13million in Pearce, bringing the total of road funding investment in our community to more than $1.233billion.

“This is a record achievement from any government to our local communities in Pearce and I will continue to work hard to build on this achievement for our community.”