Keith Pitt MP Federal Member for HINKLER

Black spot program making local roads safer in Hinkler

Four road black spots will be upgraded thanks to a boost of $1.8 million in Federal Government funding.

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt today announced four projects in the Hinkler electorate had received funding under the 2019–20 Black Spot Program.

“This program works so well because of the community’s input into identifying key black spots in the electorate.

“We need to ensure local residents are getting where they need to go, and back home again, safely.

“Three projects in Bundaberg and one in Hervey Bay have received significant funding for upgrades including new median islands, upgrading existing signage and new signage, as well as pedestrian and cycle facilities,” Mr Pitt said.

The intersections which have received funding are:

  • Woongarra Street and Mulgrave Street, Bundaberg
  • Branyan Street and Woongarra Street, Bundaberg
  • Bingera Street and George Street, Bundaberg
  • Tavistock Street and Freshwater Street, Hervey Bay

“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input and I encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack announced Queensland would receive an additional $10.4 million for the state under the Black Spot Program’s 2019–20 funding round, bringing total funding for 2019–20 to nearly $23 million.

“The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to making roads safer in Queensland and right across the nation – getting you home sooner and safer no matter where you live,” Mr McCormack said.

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said road crashes placed major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of the victims.

“The Federal Government takes road safety seriously. Just last week we established a new Joint Committee on Road Safety aimed at driving down road trauma because one death and one crash on our roads is one too many,” Mr Buchholz said. 

The Federal Government has committed $1.05 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.

PROJECT DETAILS

 

Intersection of Woongarra Street and Mulgrave Street, Bundaberg West – install central medians and blister islands, upgrade existing signage and install new signage on central medians and improve lighting.

$543,000

Intersection of Branyan Street and Woongarra Street, Bundaberg West – install central medians, upgrade existing signage and install new signage on central medians, install

lighting, install pedestrian and cycle facilities.

$426,000

Intersection of Bingera Street and George Street, Bundaberg West – install central medians and blister islands, upgrade existing signage and install new signage on central medians

and improve lighting.

$390,000

Intersection of Tavistock Street and Freshwater Street, Hervey Bay – upgrade intersection

to include splitter islands and relocation of the holding line, installation of priority signs on splitter island, removal of painted left hand turn lane and upgrade to pedestrian facilities.

$519,000

TOTAL

$1,878,000

Authorised by Keith Pitt, Federal Member for Hinkler, 41b Woongarra Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670

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