Residents of the South West received a major road safety boost today with the Australian Government announcing it will invest over $4 million towards seven projects under the 2021–22 Black Spot Program.
Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino MP said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.
“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of the victims,” Ms Marino said.
“Motorists living within and visiting the South West will be pleased to know a total of seven notorious black spots in the electorate will be fixed with funding from the program.
The projects include;
• South Western Highway from Hynes Road to Martin Pelusey Road in Waterloo.
• Harris Road in Picton
• Clifton Road in Brunswick
• Forestry Road in Myalup
• Henty Road in Henty and Burekup
• The intersection of Wellington Street and Upper Esplanade in Bunbury
“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.”
“By specifically targeting road locations with a history or risk of crashes for safety upgrades such as lighting, signage, traffic lights and roundabouts, the Black Spot Program reduces crashes causing injury and death at those sites by around 30 per cent.”
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit Blackspot Program