PREMIER Mark McGowan was in the Gosnells area last week to inspect dangerous roads earmarked for improvement under the Black Spot Program.
Mr McGowan joined Southern River MLA Terry Healy and Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire in examining some of the seven local roads that will share in more than $820,000 of State Government funding in a bid to make crash hotspots safer.
Improvement works include road extensions, intersection changes and road treatments.
Mr McGowan said the Black Spot Program made travel safer for all road users.
“As a regular road user myself, often travelling close to a hundred kilometres a day, I know the real difference improved roads can make on the daily commute,” he said.
“The Black Spot Program is vital in ensuring our local roads we frequent can be upgraded to improve road safety for everyone whether they are drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists or pedestrians.”
Mr Healy and Mr Tallentire said they welcomed the improvements to these dangerous roads.
“The Thornlie area is continually developing so it’s pleasing the State Government continues to invest in our southern suburbs to ensure we have a better road network that keeps up with the growth,” Mr Tallentire said.
“Some of these local roads are in the heart of our community and are often busy right throughout the day, therefore it’s essential we have funding to ensure the roads are accessible and safer to navigate,” Mr Healy said.
“For example, upgrading the intersection of Corfield Street, Dorothy Street and Southern River Road is important to our local community as it is located near a local primary school.”
Local roads receiving funding
$80,000 for Warton Road and Garden Street, Southern River;
$34,000 for Balfour Street, Huntingdale;
$113,333 for Warton Road, Huntingdale Road and Forest Lakes Drive, Thornlie;
$23,333 for Towncentre Drive and Sugarwood Drive, Thornlie;
$450,000 for Albany Highway and Fremantle Road, Gosnells;
$66,667 for Corfield Street, Dorothy Street and Southern River Road, Gosnells; and
$56,000 for Fremantle Road and King Street, Gosnells.