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Thursday, 15th April 2010

Economic Stimulus: Boom Gates Continue To Be Delivered In Nsw


Work to install boom gates and lights at the level rail crossing at Darnick near Ivanhoe in New South Wales will start within the next two weeks with funding coming from the Rudd Labor Government’s Economic Stimulus Plan.


This $900,000 safety project will be delivered by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).


All up, we allocated $42.7 million from our Boom Gates for Rail Crossings Program to upgrade safety around 55 high risk level crossings in NSW, with work already completed on 23.


Tragically, about 100 accidents occur at rail crossings every year. Between July 2007 and June 2008, there were seven level crossing collisions in NSW, with one resulting in a fatality.


Never before has the Federal Government had a program dedicated to improving safety and preventing accidents at level crossings. This investment will not only improve road safety but also support local jobs and local businesses during the current global recession.


Nationally, our $150 million Boom Gates for Rail Crossings Program is funding the installation of boom gates and other safety measures at 292 level crossings.


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