Federal funding to fix 33 accident black spots in WA

Western Australian Local Government Authorities will receive $15.4 million in Black Spot Program funding over the next 12 months to fix 33 dangerous crash sites across the state.

Locations being funded under the program’s 2020-21 funding round have seen a total of three fatal and 124 crashes causing injuries over the past five years. 

For more information on the Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit the Federal Transport Department’s web page.

Elsewhere, Queensland councils have been allocated a further $12 million to invest in disaster resilience projects.

The money is part of the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments’ $134 million infrastructure package to enable communities to better withstand extreme weather events.

Click here for details of the 26 betterment projects.

In other funding news, applications for the second round of the Federal Government’s Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery grants program are now open.

Projects to aid long-term recovery for fire-affected ecological habitats and other natural assets – and that can started as soon as possible and finish on or before 30 June 2021 – will be preferred.

Tranche 2 grant applications close on 28 May 2020. For guidelines, go to www.grants.gov.au