Residents of the South East South Australia received a major road safety boost today with the Australian Government announcing it will invest $2,234,991 in two projects under the 2021–22 Federal Black Spot Program.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate of Barker.
“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of those involved,” Mr Pasin said.
“I am pleased to see that projects such as Frances Rd (Bordertown – Hynam) and Naracoorte Road (Bordertown – Naracoorte) in the South East will be delivered under the 2021–22 funding round,” said Mr Pasin
“The Federal Government is committed to securing our recovery and keeping our communities safe,” Mr Pasin said.
“Motorists living within and visiting South East will be pleased to know these two notorious road safety black spots will be address courtesy of funding from the Federal Government,” said Mr Pasin.
“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s input and I encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds,” Mr Pasin said.
“In the course of my duties I travel in excess of 100,000km a year and so I know how important road safety is. I also know how fatalities and serious injuries impact communities and so I am very pleased, in my capacity as Chair of the South Australian Federal Back Spot Committee, to announce today the details of two projects in Barker along with a further 18 projects across the State,” said Mr Pasin.
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz said this Government is investing in road safety upgrades right across the nation to ensure Australians get home sooner and safer, as even one death or one serious injury crash on our roads is one too many.
The Liberal and Nationals Government has committed a record $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2023–24 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 infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.