Road black spots in Parkerville, Glen Forrest and Wundowie will benefit from $937,504 in funding from the Coalition Government’s 2015 Budget.
Detailing the funding today, 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 these locations and it is really pleasing to see that we have been successful in securing this commitment.”
The locations are:
Roland Road from Byfield Road to Cameron Road in Parkerville: $422,440 to seal shoulders, install edge line and guide posts and reduce roadside vegetation.
Thomas Road from Hardey Road to Charles Road in Glen Forrest: $309,500 to seal shoulders, install edge line and guide posts and reduce roadside vegetation.
Werribee Road from Hawke Avenue to Doys Road at Wundowie: $205,564 to widen the seal and clear obstructing vegetation.
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.”