p>Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese and Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, today announced the Gillard Labor Government will provide $660,000 to fix four dangerous black spots.
THE HON ANTHONY ALBANESE MP
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
THE HON WARREN SNOWDON MP
Federal Member for Lingiari
28 May 2012
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister, Anthony Albanese and Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, today announced the Gillard Labor Government will provide $660,000 to fix four dangerous black spots.
The approved projects in the Federal electorate of Lingiari are:
Intersection of Undoolya Road and Sturt Terrace in Alice Springs: $300,000 to install a roundabout;
Section of Arnhem Highway (between CH170-171km) at Kakadu: $200,000 to improve the road seal width and linemarking;
Section of Arnhem Highway (between CH175-175.5km) at Kakadu: $100,000 to improve the road seal width and linemarking; and
Section of Dhupuma Road at Gove: $60,000 to reduce roadside hazards and improve the clear zone around a sweeping bend along Dhupuma Road.
These projects were recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts and will be delivered during the course of the coming financial year (2012/2013).
Mr Snowdon said since being elected in 2007, the Federal Labor Government has allocated more than $4.3 million to fix twenty one black spots across the Lingiari electorate.
“This investment is helping to make our local roads even safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians, with thirteen of these projects already completed,” said Mr Snowdon.
“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 has estimated that the measures funded during the program’s first seven years are today preventing over 4,000 crashes and almost 30 road fatalities a year.
“That’s why nationally we’ve doubled the program’s funding to half a billion dollars – more than honouring all our election commitments.”
This year’s Federal Budget allocated $300 million to extend the Program for a further five years until 2019, building on the record $500 million Labor had previously allocated to it. This new funding can be expected to prevent more than 2,000 accidents and the loss of 14 lives a year
Monday 28 May 2012
For Mr Albanese: Jeff Singleton 0410 476 890
For Mr Snowdon: Lidija Ivanovski 0407 108 935