Council secures $360,000 in Black Spot Funding


​Lockyer Valley Regional Council has secured a $360,000 cash boost under the Federal Government's Black Spot Program 2020-21 funding round.

Lockyer Valley Infrastructure Portfolio Councillor Janice Holstein said two Lockyer Valley locations have been earmarked for upgrades under the program, which funds vital safety improvements at locations where serious crashes have occurred or data indicates a high risk of future crashes.

"The first location is Spa Water Road, Iredale where Council intends to improve motorist safety on the curve just north of Gierkes Road by widening and improving its geometry.

"The second successful location is at the intersection of Woodlands Road and Rangeview Drive, Gatton, with widening planned on the Eastern side of the intersection.

"This will improve the sight distance of the area for motorists entering or exiting Rangeview Drive," Cr Holstein said.

Both locations were chosen as part of a proactive response to reduce the risk of future road incidents, Cr Holstein said.

"While the two locations are quite different in road type and level of use, these improvements will be vital in ensuring Council continues to address road safety right across the region.

"We thank the Federal Government for this funding, which will go a long way towards keeping residents of the Lockyer Valley safe both now and in the years to come," Cr Holstein said.

Council submitted a total of seven projects for funding, of which five were unsuccessful.

Both successful projects are set to be delivered in the second half of the year.

Page reviewed: 24 Jun 2020 2:23pm