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Black Spot Program Funds Set To Save Lives


Bribie residents will receive a significant road safety boost with the Morrison Government announcing it will invest $472,000 under the 2021–22 Black Spot Program.


The funding will provide a new signalised pedestrian crossing at Goodwin Drive, Bongaree, near the Bribie Island shopping centre.


Federal Member for Longman Terry Young said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.


“There is a history of rear-end crashes at this intersection as well as pedestrians being hit where vehicles travelling on Goodwin Drive failed to give way,” Mr Young said.


“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of the victims.


“I am pleased to see that projects like Goodwin Drive in Bongaree will be delivered under the 2021–22 funding round.


“Moreton Bay Regional Council nominated this crossing for blackspot funding in early 2020 and I'm pleased to see it delivered under the 2021–22 Black Spot funding round.”


The improvements involve replacing the existing zebra crossing with a signalised crossing and decreasing the length of the crossing by installing kerb buildouts and narrowing the centre median.


The new traffic signals will include push button activation with pedestrian count-down timers, advance warning signage and flashing lights.


Work will be carried out in 2021-22 financial year.


The Australian Government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2023–24 to improve road safety across the nation.


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the State would receive $20.8 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2021–22 funding round.


“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads right across the nation,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.


“The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred.


“That is why the Australian Government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2023-24 to improve road safety across Australia.”


Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said the 67 Black Spot projects across Queensland would make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Queensland roads and built on previous investments in the state.


“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home sooner and safer, as even one death or one serious injury crash on our roads is one too many,” Assistant Minister Buchholz said.


The Australian Government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2023–24 to improve road safety across the nation.


Community input is critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.


For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.

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