Beaudesert, Beechmont to benefit from road safety improvements: MP

BLACK SPOT: Federal MP Scott Buchholz and Scenic Rim Councillor Duncan McInnes. Photo: Supplied
BLACK SPOT: Federal MP Scott Buchholz and Scenic Rim Councillor Duncan McInnes. Photo: Supplied

FEDERAL MP Scott Buchholz has announced federal funding under the Australian Government's Black Spot Program will substantially improve 67 dangerous crash sites on Queensland roads in 2021-22.

The Assistant Road Safety and Freight Transport Minister said more than $3 million had been allocated to local roads in the Scenic Rim and Logan, under the latest round of the Black Spots Program.

"These important projects will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on our local roads and build on previous investments in the region," he said.

"This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in Queensland rise to $189.2 million."

Mr Buchholz said a number of projects across the region were set to get underway thanks to this latest funding.

"This round puts additional money into safety upgrades on Beechmont Road and $198,000 has been allocated for the intersection of Birnam Street and James Street at Beaudesert.

"I am pleased to see the program allocates funding for the growing Jimboomba community, with upgrades funded for the intersection of Teviot Road and Cusack Lane, including traffic signals and controlled turn lanes.

"These local projects are about improving road safety for all road users and pedestrians, making the journey to and from work, around town safer.

"I am pleased to see local roads benefiting from this program as the Morrison Govenrment continues to rollout our $110 billion infrastructure investment," Assistant Minister Buchholz said.

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the State would receive $20.8 million under the Black Spot Program's 2021-22 funding round.

"This major investment is part of the Australian Government's commitment to building safer roads right across the nation," the Deputy Prime Minister said.

"The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred.

"That is why the Australian government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013-14 to 2023-24 to improve road safety across Australia."

For more information on the Australian Government's Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/blackspots.