Road Safety Investments across New South Wales
Road safety is at the forefront for the Australian and New South Wales governments, with AUD 178 million joint funding package enabling critical road upgrades to be completed in the 2021–22 financial year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said this additional investment will fund another 141 life-saving projects in metro and regional areas across the state. He said “This brings the Australian Government’s total commitment to NSW to over $420 million through our $3 billion nationwide Road Safety Program,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
The funding supports the fast roll-out of life-saving safety works on rural and regional roads, and is another example of the Australian Government working to reduce the number of Australians missing around the dinner table due to tragedies on our roads.
There will be an emphasis on road widening, shoulder sealing, rumble strips, median treatments to prevent head-on collisions, barriers to prevent run-off-road crashes and new shared paths