Road safety in Pearce receives another boost

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  • The Coalition Government has announced the 2018-19 funding allocation for Black Spot projects

  • Pearce to receive $401,319 under the allocation, with two projects set to be delivered

  • $5,175,339 has been allocated in Western Australia toward 28 projects, forming a key plank of the Coalition Government’s road safety commitment

Road safety in Pearce has received another boost with the Coalition Government set to invest over $400,000 toward two projects under the Black Spot Programme 2018-19 funding round. 

Federal Member for Pearce Christian Porter said the local community’s input had been essential in identifying key road upgrades that will save lives.

"Road accidents place a major burden on our region - it impacts on our emergency services, it impacts our daily travel, and most importantly, it places incredible strain on friends and families,” Mr Porter said.

“The history and notoriety of each black spot location will be recognised by local residents who use these road regularly and these approved upgrades will reduce the chance of an accident.

“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input, and I’d encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”

The approved projects are:

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said reducing fatalities and serious injuries on our roads was a key focus of his role as infrastructure minister.

“Accidents on our roads cost Australian’s approximately $30 billion per year – let alone the pain borne by families and friends who have lost loved ones,” Mr McCormack said.

“On average, Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent, making it one of the most effective road safety measures the Australian Government has at its disposal.

“The Coalition Government has extended the Black Spot Program and is providing $60 million per year from 2021-22 onwards, building on the current $684.5 million investment from 2013-14 to 2020-21.”

For further information on the Coalition Government’s Black Spot Programme, or to nominate a black spot, go to http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/