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Member For Wannon, Dan Tehan

Road Program A Lifesaver

Road Program A Lifesaver

Member For Wannon, Dan Tehan

Black Spot Program To Save Lives Across Region

Warrnambool residents will receive a significant road safety boost with the Australian Government announcing it will invest in upgrading the intersection of Merri Street, Banyan Street and Pertobe Road under the 2020–21 Black Spot Program.

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said community input was critical to identifying black spots in the electorate.

“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of the victims,”

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The intersection of Merri Street, Banyan Street and Pertobe Road is set for an upgrade


Mr Tehan was pleased that the intersection was targetted for an upgrade under the funding round.

“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input, and I encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the state would receive $38.7 million under the program’s 2020-21 funding round.

“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads right across the nation,” Mr McCormack said.

“The high-priority locations we are funding have seen a total of nine fatal crashes and a further 521 causing injuries recorded over the past five years.”

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

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