Regional road safety boosted

Residents of the South East will receive a major road safety boost with the Federal Government announcing it will invest more than $2m in two projects under the 2021-22 Federal Black Spot Program.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the Barker electorate. “Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of those involved,” Mr Pasin said. “I am pleased to see that projects such as Frances Road (Bordertown – Hynam) and Naracoorte Road (Bordertown – Naracoorte) in the South East will be delivered under the 2021-22 funding round.

“The Federal Government is committed to securing our recovery and keeping our communities safe. “Motorists living within and visiting the South-East will be pleased to know these two notorious road safety black spots will be addressed courtesy of funding from the Federal Government.”

Mr Pasin said none of the projects would be delivered without the community’s input and encouraged all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds. “In the course of my duties I travel in excess of 100,000km a year and so I know how important road safety is,” he said.

“I also know how fatalities and serious injuries impact communities and so I am very pleased, in my capacity as Chair of the South Australian Federal Back Spot Committee, to announce the details of two projects in Barker along with a further 18 projects across the State.”

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