Canberrans Nominate Black Spots

Canberrans have responded strongly to Federal Member for Fraser Andrew Leigh’s call to ‘dob in a Black Spot’. Since nominations were called two weeks ago, 21 intersections or corners have been nominated as potentially dangerous locations.

 Andrew Leigh, Chair of the ACT Black Spots Consultative Panel, said the response highlighted that importance of road safety to Canberrans.

“By working with the community we can ensure this program continues to make our roads safer,” said Andrew Leigh.

“Canberrans drive their local streets every day, and the number of nominations shows the interest we take in road safety.

“The nominations will now be assessed to ensure they meet the criteria set out by the Federal Black Spots Program before being considered by the panel.

“The federal Black Spots program sets a high bar. To receive funding, a project must have community benefits that are at least twice the cost of construction,” concluded Andrew Leigh.

Since 2007 the Federal Labor Government has allocated over $4.6 million to over 34 black spots across the ACT.

 

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