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Safer Roads Program

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure, the Hon Jamie Briggs MP this week announced the new chairs of the Black Spot Program consultative panels in each state and territory.

The newly appointed chair in Queensland is Mr Ewen Jones MP.

Minister Briggs said the chairs of each consultative panel play a crucial role in determining which dangerous roads are the highest priorities for federal funding.

“Under the Black Spot Program, sites with a history of at least three casualty crashes over a five-year period are addressed. Sites which do not meet the crash history criterion may still receive funding if they are identified as potentially dangerous through road safety audits,” he said.

“The Black Spot Program commenced in 1996 to assist in reducing the risk and associated trauma of road accidents across Australia. It has delivered improvements at over 6,500 sites around Australia through some $980 million in funding.”

Anyone can nominate a local black spot site for funding. For further information, go to the Black Spot Program website.

The Queensland Consultative Panel will meet in early February 2014 to consider applications under both the Federally funded Black Spot Program and the Queensland Government funded Safer Roads Sooner Program.

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