25 September 2023

Funding under the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program will substantially improve 57 dangerous crash sites on Victorian roads in 2023–24, including 6 projects in the Bendigo electorate totalling $3,950,000.

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP visited one of the six local Bendigo project sites at Edwards Road in Maiden Gully today which received $1,079,000 funding.

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 Edwards Road project will improve safety on Edwards Road between Kathleen Terrace and Dile Road. New safety barriers with motorcycle safety measures outside of high-risk curves will be installed. Other minor safety improvements will be made at intersections and high-risk culverts.

Victoria has had a devastating twelve months with 275 people dying on our roads; this is a 13.2 per cent increase from 2022.

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


Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown

“Across the state, the safety investments will make Victorian roads safer for all road users.

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

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters MP 

“Black Spot projects target areas where crashes are occurring or are at risk of occurring.

“The Federal Government has a major role to play in supporting councils to ensure our road
network is safe and that’s why I’m so proud to see priority projects in regional communities