$286,000 to fix local black spots

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare, today visited Adam Street in Guildford to announce the Government will provide $286,100 to fix three local dangerous black spots.


The approved projects to be delivered during the course of the coming financial year are:

  • Adam Street, between Excelsior Street and Blaxcell Street at Guildford: $65,000 to install median islands with additional priority signs, upgrade centre and edge line markings and install kerb blisters to separate parking and travel lanes; and
  • Pegler Avenue and Gordon Avenue at Dellwood Street in South Granville: $60,000 to install median islands with additional priority signs in Pegler Avenue and Gordon Avenue at their intersection with Dellwood Street.
  • Intersection of Townsend Street and Simmat Avenue at Condell Park: $161,100 to install a roundabout;

Mr Clare was joined at the announcement by Parramatta City Councillor Glenn Elmore who welcomed the funding.

Mr Clare said since being elected in 2007, the Federal Labor Government has allocated over $1.8 million to fix fourteen black spots across the Blaxland electorate.

“This is a great investment – With five of these projects already complete our local roads are even safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians,” Mr Clare said.

An independent evaluation of the program found it prevented at least 32 fatalities and more than 1,500 serious injuries in its first three years.

“The best part of this program is that anyone can suggest an intersection or section of road they believe should be considered for a safety upgrade,” Mr Clare said.

“Nomination forms are available from my office. Alternatively, they can be downloaded from: www.nationbuiding.gov.au.”

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