Black Spot Program Funds Safer Roads Across the South West

Residents of the South West have received a major road safety boost with the Australian Government announcing it will invest $1.22 million toward three projects under the 2022–23 Black Spot Program.

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, or are at risk of occurring.

Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino said, “Community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.”

Motorists living within and visiting the South West will be pleased to know that 3 black spots in the electorate will be fixed with funding from the program.

The projects include;
• The intersection of Metricup Road, Puzey Road and Harmans Mill Road in Wilyabrup
• The intersection of Sandridge Road and Hennesy Road in South Bunbury
• Goodwood Road in Paynedale

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

“Road crashes place major emotional strain on everyone affected in the community but particularly the families and friends of the victims,” Ms Marino said.

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