13 April 2018
The Federal Coalition Government has awarded Dungog Shire Council with additional funding to fix two local road blackspots.
Announcing the funding, Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie said two blackspot projects would be undertaken at Martins Creek and Brookfield
“I’m delighted to be able to announce we have secured funding of $770,00 to undertake improvements on Dungog Road both near Merchants Road, and further up Dungog Road at Gardiners Road at Martins Creek. Improvements to Clarence Town Road at Brookfield and just north of Seaham will also be undertaken,” Dr Gillespie said.
“These projects are being funded under the Federal Coalition Government’s record infrastructure investment which includes $15,544,897 toward 80 projects in New South Wales under this latest round of blackspot funding.”
The Dungog Shire projects include:
- $260,000 to install w-beam barrier on roadside, curve alignment markers, new curve and advisory speed signs, road feature signs, and motorcycle protection -Intersection of Clarence Town Road and 450m to 950m North of Glen William Road at Brookfield;
- $510,000 to install curve alignment markers, clearzone, and new curve and advisory speed signs, improve road geometry, and improve curved shoulder – Intersection of Dungog Road and Merchants Road and Gardiners Road at Martins Creek:
Further south in the Port Stephens Shire
- $70,000 to install motorcycle protection, vehicle activated signs, new curve and advisory speed signs – Intersection of Clarence Town Road and Dixon Street to 1.2km North at Seaham.
“The Coalition Government has extended the Black Spot Program and is providing $60 million per year from 2021-22 onwards, building on the current $684.5 million investment from 2013-14 to 2020-21.
“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input, and I’d encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”
For more information, or to make a nomination, visit http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots/
Photo: Federal Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie inspects the Clarence Town Road Blackspot with Dungog Shire Council’s Executive Manager of Infrastructure & Assets Steve Hitchens.