Funding for Black Spot roads announced

Several black spot road projects in, or nearby, the federal electorate of Corangamite will receive more than $1 million in Australian Government funding, Member for Corangamite, Libby Coker MP said today.

A roundabout upgrade at the intersection of Horseshoe Bend and South Beach roads, Torquay, safety barriers on Ghazeepore Road, between Coombes and Blackgate roads, Freshwater Creek, and safety measures on Atkins and Mathiesons roads, Wurdiboluc, are among local projects to be funded.

Funding under the Australian government’s Black Spot Program will improve 47 dangerous crash sites on Victorian roads in 2022–23.

The state will receive $18.4 million under the Black Spot Program’s 2022–23 funding round.

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, or are at risk of occurring.

Ms Coker said the local Black Spot projects will make an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on local roads, and build on previous investments in the state road network.

“This major investment is part of the Australian government’s commitment to building safer roads,” Ms Coker said.

“I commend the Surf Coast Shire for being proactive in pursuing this funding.

“The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics has found that Black Spot projects reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent on average.”

For more information on the Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit