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Funding for almost 100 new Black Spot projects

Ninety-six crash sites on Queensland, Western Australian and South Australian roads will be upgraded thanks to the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program.

Queensland

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 53 dangerous crash sites on Queensland roads in 2022-23.

The state will receive $22.1 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2022–23 funding round.

The 53 Black Spot projects across Queensland will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Queensland roads, and built on previous investments in the state.

This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in Queensland rise to $211.9 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.

The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of six fatal and 233 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.

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.

The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Queensland Police Service, Royal Automobile Club of Queensland, Queensland Trucking Association, Bicycle Queensland, Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (Queensland University of Technology), Traffic Management Association of Australia, the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia and state and local government.

Western Australia

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 30 dangerous crash sites on Western Australian roads in 2022-23.

The state will receive $12.91 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2022–23 funding round.

The 30 Black Spot projects across Western Australia will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on the state’s roads, and build on previous investments in the state.

This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in Western Australia rise to $118.5 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.

The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of 11 crashes causing fatalities and 111 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.

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.

The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia, Western Roads Federation, Road Safety Commission, Western Australian Local Government Association and Main Roads Western Australia.

South Australia

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 13 dangerous crash sites on South Australian roads in 2022-23.

The state will receive $8 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2022–23 funding round.

The 13 Black Spot projects across South Australia will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on the state’s roads, and built on previous investments in South Australia.

This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in South Australia rise to $77.6 million, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to improving road safety.

The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of three crashes causing fatalities and 85 crashes causing injuries recorded over the past five years.

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.

The panel that reviews priorities for the program includes representatives from the South Australian Road Transport Association, South Australian Freight Council, Traffic Management Association of Australia, South Australia Police, Royal Automobile Association of SA, Local Government Association SA and the SA Department for Infrastructure and Transport.

Find out more

For more information on the Black Spot Program, including how to nominate a site for funding, visit the website