Black Spot funding sought

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The City of Wanneroo is seeking Black Spot funding for projects in Butler, Two Rocks and Gnowergup. File picture

THE City of Wanneroo has applied for Black Spot funding for a Butler intersection and roads in Two Rocks and Gnowergup.

A spokeswoman said Black Spot funding had been sought for the Kingsbridge Blvd, Camborne Pkwy and Shelford Blvd intersection as well as Wesco Rd and Breakwater Dr under the 2018-2019 federal and state government Black Spot programs.

She said Main Roads WA gave the city access to the crash analysis reporting system and the crash data between 2012 and 2016, to assist with location selection.

The locations selected include improvements of intersections, roads and roadsides, and footpaths.

Altogether the city has applied for funding for 14 projects, which if approved would cost $5.58 million.

Projects approved under federal Black Spot program will receive 100 per cent funding and for the state Black Spot program, two thirds will be funded by the state government and the remaining third funded by the City of Wanneroo.

The applications are to be considered by the metropolitan regional road group with Transport Minister Rita Saffioti to announce the approved projects in May next year.

“Any of the projects that are not given funding will continue to be monitored and considered as part of the city’s draft long term capital works program and annual budget processes,’’ she said.