Funding for 17 new Black Spot projects in Tasmania

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 17 dangerous crash sites on Tasmanian roads.

Funding under the Australian Government's Black Spot Program will substantially improve 17 dangerous crash sites on Tasmanian roads.

The state will receive a total of $2.6 million Black Spot funding towards the upgrades.

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.

These 17 Black Spot projects will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Tasmania's roads, and build on previous investments in the state.

Black Spot Consultative Panels provide the opportunity for stakeholders to have a say in the project selection process, and ensure that nominations of the highest priority and importance to the local community are recommended for approval.

The panel that reviews priorities for the program in Tasmania includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania, Tasmanian Transport Association, Tasmanian Motorcycle Council, Tasmanian Bicycle Network, Tasmania Police, Local Government Association of Tasmania, and Department of State Growth.

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