Local and State Government Road Safety Package
Road safety is everyone’s responsibility but all levels of Government have a key role to play in delivering safer roads and vehicles. That is why the Australian Government is investing an additional $2.2 billion in road safety funding from 2019–20 through the Local and State Government Road Safety Package. This includes a major boost to the Roads to Recovery Program that supports vital road maintenance by local governments, the Black Spot Program targeting safety issues on urban and regional roads, the Bridges Renewal Program to upgrade and replace bridges, and the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program to improve productivity and safety outcomes of heavy vehicle operations.
The Local and State Government Road Safety Package is focused on improving local roads. This funding will allow local governments to invest in the safety and quality of local roads, especially on local country roads where there is a disproportionate number of deaths and serious accidents.