BLACK Spot grants of more than $400,000 has been allocated to road improvement in the Great Southern. The 2019-20 State budget includes $2-billion to upgrade and build regional roads, premier Mark McGowan said last week when announcing the grants. Works to be done under the region’s grant include upgrading Ficifolia road at Peaceful Bay, and road improvements in the City of Albany. Since it was introduced in 2000 the Black Spot program has delivered almost a half a billion dollars’-worth of safety initiatives to WA road users. The program is jointly funded by the State and local governments.
Denmark shire CEO Bill Parker said that council’s 2019/20 budget included $39,000 for pavement reconstruction and sealing of the Ficifolia and Peaceful Bay roads intersection. “The Shire received $26,000 in Black Spot funding, with the remaining $13,000 to come from council,” he said.