Aug 19, 2008

Road Black Spot to be Fixed In Grayndler

Road Black Spot to be Fixed In Grayndler

MEDIA RELEASE

The Hon Anthony Albanese

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

August 19 2008

Anthony Albanese today announced The Rudd Labor Government will invest $55,000 to fix a dangerous black spot on a local road in Grayndler.

“This is part of $50.5 million in funding that the Rudd Labor Government is delivering to fix black spots on local roads across Australia.”

“We are committed to reducing crashes on our roads. Accidents take a huge toll on families, our communities and the economy.”

“This is a serious investment in safer roads for local motorists and their families. This project will help drive down the appalling social and economic cost of road carnage,” said Anthony Albanese.

The project in Grayndler is:

  • $55,000 to install a roundabout at the intersection of Edinburgh Road and Murray Street in Marrickville.

The project was assessed and recommended by a panel of independent road safety experts, including the NRMA, Federation of P&C Associations of NSW, Council on the Ageing, and the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia.

The program has a proven track record of saving lives.

“An evaluation of the Black Spot program has shown that it prevented at least 32 fatalities and more than 1,500 serious injuries in its first three years.”

“It also returns around $14 for every $1 invested by reducing the number and cost of crashes.”

“I’m proud that the Rudd Government will honour its election commitment to increase black spot funding by 33 per cent next year,“ said Anthony Albanese.

Anyone can suggest a location or a section of road for black spot funding using a nomination form that can be downloaded from http://www.auslink.gov.au