Dangerous Local Roads Set for Upgrades Under Black Spot Program

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19 August 2022

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 47 dangerous crash sites on Victorian roads in 2022–23.

The state will receive $18.4 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2022–23 funding round, including almost $2.2 million for the Bendigo electorate.

The local funding includes $1,200,847 for Fogartys Gap Road at Ravenswood South, one of the most dangerous roads in the electorate.

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters said the funding will be welcomed by the whole community.

“I’m relieved to announce funding to upgrade Fogartys Gap Road, this stretch of road has seen three fatalities in recent times,” Chesters said.

“In announcing these new projects, this Government recognises the importance of working with the Victorian Government to partner with local councils to deliver the program in the state.

“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home safely every trip,” Chesters said.

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 47 Black Spot projects across Victoria will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on local 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.

Ms Chesters has recently been appointed Chair of the Victorian Black Spot Consultative Panel.

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.