Monday, 18th March 2019
Black Spot Road Funding
Residents of Townsville received a major road safety boost with the Federal Liberal and Nationals’ Government announcing it will invest $2,088,500 toward 5 projects under the 2019–20 Black Spot Program.
North Queensland Government Senator Ian Macdonald announced the funding in Townsville today with Townsville Mayor, Councillor Jenny Hill.
Senator Macdonald said the Black spots program is a fantastic initiative that will make roads safer for the community.
“This investment into notorious black spots in Townsville is great news and will mean safer roads for the community and visitors.”
“The Federal Liberal and National Government has always put a focus on road infrastructure and this investment of over $2 million to 5 projects here in Townsville is just another example of important road funding!”
Cr Hill said Federal funding for upgrading Black Spots helped locals get home safer and sooner.
“Upgrading our local road network is a priority for Council and these Federal funds allow dangerous sections of road to be improved and made safer for all motorists,” Cr Hill said.
“These projects will deliver significant improvements on our roads and help to create jobs for locals during construction.”
Candidate for Herbert Phillip Thompson welcomed the funding announcement by the Morrison Government stating the works would go to improve intersections well known for accidents.
“These projects would not be able to be identified without the input of locals and as can be seen this funding is located right across the Townsville region in Thuringowa, the City, Currajong and Magnetic Island.”
Senator Macdonald said today’s announcement continues the Governments partnership with the Townsville City Council on local road building upon recent announcements of Federal Government support for the TCC plans to brighten and upgrade facilities on Townsville’s iconic Castle Hill.