Black spots get Federal funding

September 29, 2023 BY

Money allocated: Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, visited Edwards Road in Maiden Gully on Monday to announce funding for road works in the area. Photo: SUPPLIED

SIX locations in the Bendigo region have received money from the Federal Government’s Black Spot funding program.

Announced on Monday by Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, the sites including locations in Axe Creek, Maiden Gully, White Hills and Quarry Hill.

“Black Spot projects target areas where crashes are occurring or are at risk of occurring,” she said.

“The Federal Government has a major role to play in supporting councils to ensure our road network is safe and that’s why I’m so proud to see priority projects in regional communities selected.”

In Maiden Gully more than $1 million will go towards installing safety barriers along sections of Edwards Road between Kathleen Terrace and Dile Road.

Along Axe Creek Road, $1.692 million is being spent on a range of upgrades including speed reductions, shoulder and intersection works, safety barriers installations and the construction of traffic islands at Strathfieldsaye and Sutton Grange roads.

“Across the state, the safety investments will make Victorian roads safer for all road users,” said Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Carol Brown.

“In announcing this project, this Government recognises the importance of working with the Victorian Government to partner with local councils to deliver the program in the state.”

A further $1.179 million has been allocated across metropolitan Bendigo for works including traffic islands, raised intersections, median strips, speed reductions, and footpath works.

As part of the funding allocation the City of Greater Bendigo will undertake the works.