Nation Building Blackspot Program
The Nation Building Blackspot Program is funded by the Australian Government as part of their commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads.
Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year. Blackspot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring. By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the program reduces the risk of crashes. Programs of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.
The Government will provide around $60 million per annum for road safety projects under the Blackspot Program.
Nation Building Blackspot Program in Greater Dandenong
The City of Greater Dandenong actively seeks funding from this program. Recent successful funding applications and installations through this program have included:
- a roundabout at Parsons Avenue and Whitworth Avenue, Springvale
- a roundabout at Carlton Road and Loch Road, Dandenong North
- roundabouts at Carson Avenue and Pickett Street on Railway Parade, Dandenong
- a roundabout at Fifth Avenue and Birdwood Avenue, Dandenong
- upgrade to fully controlled right turn signals at the signalised intersection at Jones Road and Railway Parade
- a realignment of the curb at Gladstone Road, Dandenong
- upgrade to fully controlled right turn signals at the signalised intersection at Hammond Road and Kirkham Road, Dandenong
- 'Give Way to Peds' flashers at the intersection of Corrigan Road and Noble Street, Noble Park
- a roundabout at Railway Parade and Belfort Street, Dandenong