Australian Government Black Spot Programme and the NSW Government Safer Roads Program

Councils can seek funding for treatment of black spots and other targeted treatments from either the Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme or the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program.

Australian Government Black Spot Programme

The Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme targets road locations where crashes are occurring by funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations to reduce the risk of crashes occurring. The Black Spot Programme makes an important contribution in reducing the national road toll under the National Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.

The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014-15 to 2018-19, which included an additional $200 million over two years from 2015-16 to improve road safety across the nation.

Roads and Maritime Services administer (on behalf of the Australian Government) the Australian Government Black Spot Programme in NSW.  This includes:

  • Reviewing all NSW Black Spot nominations received against the eligibility criteria
  • Undertaking an economic assessment of the proposed treatment
  • Preparing a summary of the nominations received to present to the NSW Black Spot Consultative Panel for consideration
  • Roads and Maritime advises other road authorities within NSW of project approval and the process for delivery and payment for works completed. This includes management of any variation requests.

Nominations for the Australian Government Black Spot Programme will be automatically considered for the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program. Other road authorities do not need to re-submit their nomination again, but will need to indicate their willingness to contribute to the funding of their project.

NSW Government Safer Roads Program

The NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program is a key initiative of the NSW Road Safety Strategy, which aims to make state roads safer and reduce crashes on the road network. This program provides treatments where there are clusters of casualty crashes on local and regional roads. This is achieved by implementing low cost engineering treatments and countermeasures. The program is split into several sub-programs, all targeting high severity crash types, locations and/or vulnerable road users.

The sub-programs include:

  • State Black Spot
  • High Risk Curves
  • Fatigue
  • Safe Systems Pedestrian Safety
  • Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS)
  • Local Government Road Safety
  • Motorcycle Safety
  • Intersection Safety
  • Cycling Safety
  • Fatal Crash Response
  • Highway Route Review
  • Aboriginal programs

New online management system

Submissions for the 2018/19 road safety programs will use the online Safer Roads Program Management System, which has been developed as a collaborative workspace for local councils and Roads and Maritime users.

The new system will improve the process for local Councils to make submissions for the NSW Government’s Safer Roads Program and Australian Government’s Black Spot Programme.

Make a submission via the online system for local council users.

Access the online system for Roads and Maritime users.

Who can make a submission?

Submissions via the new online system can be received by local councils and Roads and Maritime users.

Any individual or member of the public, including private organisations or peak body associations can also make a nomination by using the official Black Spot Nomination form. This information will be forwarded for assessment to the relevant department.

Individual submissions can be submitted via an online form or by downloading the individual nomination form and mailed to:

  • Mail:Roads and Maritime Services
    NSW Black Spot Consultative Panel
    PO Box 973
    Parramatta CBD NSW 2124

Links

For further information on the Australian Government Black Spot Programme visit the Black Spot Programme.

Documents and Forms

Proforma for changes to approved scope and withdrawals

Proforma for changes to approved scope and withdrawals

Project completed form to be sent to Roads and Maritime Services when project is completed for payment of funds

Nomination form for councils - including the Benefit Cost Ratio spreadsheet used for 2016/17 nominations

Nomination form for councils - includes Benefit Cost Ratio spreadsheet used for 2015/16 nominations

Nomination form for councils - includes Benefit Cost Ratio spreadsheet used for 2014/15 nominations

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