May 14, 2012

Blackspot Funding

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and Member for Holt Anthony Byrne today announced the Labor Government will provide $34,000 to fix a dangerous black spot.

The approved project in the Federal electorate of Holt is:

■Intersection Greaves Road and Berwick Springs Promenade at Narre Warren South:$34,000 to install additional street lighting, linemarking, signage and raised reflective pavement markers.
The project was recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2012/2013).

Mr Byrne said since being elected in 2007, the Federal Labor Government has allocated over $1.4 million to fix seven black spots across the Holt electorate.

“This investment is helping to make our local roads even safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, with four of these projects already completed,” said Mr Byrne.

“And the good thing about our Black Spot program is that anyone can suggest an intersection or section of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade.

“Nomination forms are available from my office. Alternatively, they can be downloaded from: www.nationbuildingprogram.gov.au.”

Mr Albanese said an independent evaluation of the program found it prevented at least 32 fatalities and more than 1,500 serious injuries in its first three years, underscoring its effectiveness at reducing fatal car accidents.

“That’s why nationally we’ve doubled the program’s funding to half a billion dollars – more than honouring all our election commitments.”

DATE: 14 May 2012

Media Contacts

For Mr Albanese: Jeff Singleton 0410 476 890

For Mr Byrne: Daniel White (03) 9796 7533

 

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