Federal Member For Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications

DAVID CALLS FOR BLACK SPOT NOMINATIONS

David Coleman MP, Federal Member for Banks, is asking residents to nominate dangerous sections of local roads that they feel need to be made safer, to receive funding under the National Black Spot Programme.

 “The Federal Government provided more than $160,000 in funding under its Blackspots Programme to fix local roads in the 2015/16 financial year”.

“$140,000 was provided to install a roundabout at the intersection of Edgbaston Road and Mercury Street, Beverly Hills”.

“A further $27,500 was provided to extend the metal safety barrier on Hillcrest Avenue in Oatley, near Panorama Street”.

“The Government is committed to reducing accidents on Australian roads. We have committed $500 million to fund local councils, under the Black Spot programme, from 2014-15 to 2018-19 to address this”.

Mr Coleman said that residents can nominate a location that they think should receive funding by filling out the form at www.davidcoleman.com.au/blackspot.

Nominations close on July 31, 2015 for projects to be considered for funding in 2016-17.