SENATOR THE HON DAVID FAWCETT
Senator for South Australia
THE HON MICHAEL MCCORMACK MP
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
Federal Member for Riverina
THE HON SCOTT BUCHHOLZ MP
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport
Federal Member for Wright
Two Black Spot Projects to Save Lives in Makin
Residents of the Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs will benefit from an Australian Government investment of $1,460,000 toward two major projects, under the 2020/21 Black Spot Program.
“Improving road safety for local communities is a major priority for the Australian Government” said Senator the Hon David Fawcett, Senator for South Australia, welcoming today’s funding announcement.
“I am pleased to see the construction of a roundabout for the intersection of Nelson Road and Kesters Road in Para Hills, as well as the delivery of a protected right-turn in and out from Canna Road and Wright Road in Ingle Farm as part of the 20/21 funding round.”
Senator Fawcett said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.
“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s input and I encourage residents in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack announced South Australia would receive $8.7 million in 2020–21 under the latest round of program funding.
“Safer roads save lives. The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to improving roads in South Australia and right across the nation,” Mr McCormack said.
“As a regional member for Parliament, I know first-hand how road crashes causing death and injury affect smaller communities.
“One death, one injury on our roads is one too many. We want to make sure all Australians, no matter where they live, arrive home to their loved ones sooner and safer.”
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said by specifically targeting road locations with a history 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.
“Fixing the 24 black spots identified in South Australia over the next two years will play a crucial role in helping us improve road safety,” Mr Buchholz said.
“The Australian Government has committed $1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2022–23 to improve road safety across the nation.”
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.