Budget 2005 - Saving Pearce lives through the Federal Black Spot program
Posted on Wednesday, 11 May 2005
Member for Pearce Judi Moylan today announced that the Federal AusLink Black Spot Program would be extended until at least June 2008.
Last night, after the Treasurer’s Federal Budget 2005-06 speech, the Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads, Hon Jim Lloyd said: “The Australian Government will deliver on its election promise by spending an extra $90 million in 2006-07 and 2007-08, $45 million a year, to extend the AusLink Black Spot Programme, which provides funding to improve dangerous sections of our roads.”
Ms Moylan said in 2005-06, $45 million had also been provided for this cause, with extremely positive results.
“This funding will mean improved roads and therefore safety for all road users. Whether it’s through visibility, surface works, widening or alignment, potentially this funding could lead to saving several lives in Pearce,” she said.
“Deaths on our roads are a real tragedy.
“On regular visits throughout the Pearce electorate, I see sections on various roads which need to be repaired. Working alongside community groups and local councils we have been successful in getting upgrades in several areas across Pearce.
“Earlier this year I announced that the electorate of Pearce would receive $330,000 from the Australian Government next financial year for Black Spot road safety improvements,” Ms Moylan said.
The work consists of –
• A roundabout, which is to be installed at the intersection of Wellington and Gordon Streets in Northam, costing $80,000, and shoulder sealing and installation of edge lines; and
• a clear zone, which will be undertaken on a section of the Northam Cranbrook Road, south of Beverley, costing $250,000.