04 September 2023

Every life is precious, and every journey we take on our roads should be a safe one. That's why black spot areas, notorious for accidents, need our immediate attention. By enhancing infrastructure, adding traffic signals and improving safety measures, we can prevent tragedies and protect our loved ones. It's why the Albanese government is committed to building safer roads in growing regions like mine, in the electorate of Corangamite in Victoria. It's a commitment to safety, a pledge to save lives and a testament to our dedication to the wellbeing of our communities.

I recently visited Grovedale and Torquay, which will receive more than $2.3 million in federal funding to improve safety where serious accidents have happened or are likely to happen, and I saw firsthand how the Black Spot Program is making our streets safer and preventing needless injuries and fatalities.

Investing in this program ensures our children can play safely and can travel to school, and our families can drive to work without constant fear of accidents as they drive. Our government recognises the importance of working with local councils—including Surf Coast, Golden Plains, Borough of Queenscliffe and City of Greater Geelong—to deliver safe roads for our families, our friends and our communities, because our government knows every life is precious and every journey should lead you home safely.