Nominate a road black spot
Submissions for the Federal Government road Black Spot Program funding are open for the 2016-17 financial year.
Changes have been made to make it easier for councils in the Murray electorate to put in submissions for the road safety projects.
‘‘Anyone in Murray can nominate a black spot, not just councils. To nominate for a black spot complete the online nomination form and tell the Victorian Consultative Panel about our local black spots,’’ Federal Member for Murray Sharman Stone said.
In 2015/16 and 2016/17 the Australian Government is investing a record $500 million in the Black Spot Program over five years, including an additional $200 million from the Infrastructure Growth Package to fast-track the delivery of infrastructure across the country.
Changes to the eligibility criteria making it easier for regional communities to be eligible include:
At least 50 per cent of the funding needs to be for regional roads.
The minimum required benefit cost ratio will be reduced from 2:1 to 1:1.
Projects can be funded on the basis of a road safety audit, rather than the crash history of the location.
The crash history requirement for funding a site will reduce from three to two casualty crashes in five years or 0.13 crashes per kilometre over five years; and
The amount of black spot funding which can be spent on the National Land Transport Network has been limited to 25 per cent.
To access the nomination form, Department of Infrastructure
Submissions close on July 31. visit the