Lives set to be saved in South West

Fast facts:
– The Turnbull Government has announced the 2018-19 funding allocation for Black Spot projects
– South West to receive $1,140,000 under the allocation, with 3 projects set to be delivered
– $5,175,339 has been allocated in Western Australia toward 28 projects, forming a key plank of the Turnbull Government’s road safety commitment

Residents of the South West have received a major road safety boost today with the Turnbull Government set to invest $1,140,000 toward 3 projects under the 2018-19 Black Spot Program.

Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino said the South West’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,” Mrs Marino said.

“Through this funding allocation we will see projects like Mornington Road, Ferguson Road and Ecclestone Street upgraded.

“$750,000 will go towards widened and sealing the shoulders, removing roadside hazards, install delineation, guide posts and advisory signs on curves in the section east of South Western Highway and west of Martin Road at Wokalup.

“$300,000 will go towards improving the visibility in clear zone, remove trees, and reinstate gravel shoulders on Ferguson Road.

“$90,000 will go towards installing a path with dedicated crossing points and upgrade lighting on Ecclestone Street.

“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.”

For more information, or to make a nomination, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots