Speed camera revenue to bankroll safety projects


Lead-foot motorists in Queensland will help bankroll a string of road safety projects over the coming years

By Brad Gardner | June 5, 2013

Lead-foot motorists in Queensland will help bankroll a string of road safety projects over the coming years, including the installation of a new point-to-point speed camera.

More than $183 million in speed camera revenue will be used over three years from 2013-14 to improve sections of state-controlled roads with the most frequent crash rates, according to Queensland Budget papers.

The money, of which $71.4 million will be available from next financial year, will also be used on a point-to-point camera for the Legacy Way road corridor currently under construction.

A further $52.4 million over three years will come from speed camera revenue for road safety initiatives targeted at trauma recovery, rehabilitation services and administration costs associated with traffic infringements.

The bulk of the funding – $50.8 million – will be issued from July 1, with the Queensland Government pledging $700,000 in 2014-15 and $880,000 the following year.

Meanwhile, the Budget allocates $31.8 million in grants to local governments for road projects. Another $2.3 million will go to the installation of flashing lights at school zones as part of a four-year $7.5 million commitment.

Just over $12 million in federal funds will be invested in Black Spot projects across the State.

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