$23 million for black spots in Victoria


Rudd Government announces $23 million in black spot funding for Victoria

Thirteen electorates throughout Victoria will share in over $23 million in federal government funding to fix dangerous black spots on roads.

The announcement comes after Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese pledged $14.3 million for black spots in New South Wales and South Australia and $20 million for similar initiatives in Queensland.

The investment is part of the National Black Spots Funding Program, which will provide $144.7 million in road expenditure this year.

Albanese says the funds will protect all road users.

"The Black Spot Program has a proven track record of saving lives with an evaluation showing it had prevented at least 32 fatalities and more than 1500 serious injuries in its first three years," he says.

The electorates of Indi, Flinders, McEwen and topped the list of grants, with each receiving $3.9 million, $3 million and $4 million respectively.

Other areas to share in the $23 million include Higgins, Kooyong, Casey, Gippsland, Goldstein, La Trobe, Mallee, McMillan, Murray and Wannon.

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