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Black spot program funds set to save lives in the Southern Downs

Southern Downs residents have received a major road safety boost with the Australian Government announcing it will invest $1.4 million toward 16 projects under the 2021–22 Black Spot Program.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud said community input was critical to identifying key black spots in the electorate.

“Road crashes place major emotional and economic strains on all affected communities but particularly the families and friends of the victims,” Mr Littleproud said.

“I am pleased to see 16 high-priority projects on the Southern Downs will be delivered under the 2021–22 funding round. Local projects include:

  • Nundubbermere Road west of Graham Lane at Greenlands will receive $277,000 to widen the existing floodway to dual lane by installing additional culverts and suitable headwalls as well as pavement sealing, linemarking, RRPMs and guide posts;
  • Guy Street Locke Street at Warwick will receive $172,000 to reduce the speed limit along Guy Street to 40 km/h and install seven raised pedestrian crossings at two locations along Guy Street; and
  • Washpool Road 3km section from Glenvale Road at Leslie Dam will receive $170,000 to reduce speed limit to 80 or 90 km/h, clear roadside vegetation and provide additional guide posts, centre line marking and reflective pavement markers

“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home sooner and safer, as even one death or one serious injury crash on our roads is one too many,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Motorists living within and visiting Maranoa will be pleased to know a total of 21 notorious black spots in the electorate will be fixed with a total $2,398,000 under the 2021-22 Black Spot Program.

“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input and I encourage all residents and motorists in the region to nominate projects for future funding rounds.

“This major investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to building safer roads right across the nation.”

Under the latest funding round, $20.8 million will be invested in 67 Black Spot projects across Queensland, making an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and deaths on Queensland roads and building on previous investments in the state.

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit

Fast Facts:

  • The Australian Government has committed $1.1 billion to the Black Spot Program from 2013–14 to 2023–24 to improve road safety across Australia.
  • The Black Spot Program funds safety measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred.
  • This new funding will see total investment through the Black Spot Program in Queensland rise to $189.2 million.


2021–22 Black Spot Program projects in Southern Downs:



Australian Government Contribution
Palmerin Street Alice Street at Warwick $115,000
Guy Street Locke Street at Warwick $172,000
Intersection of Acacia Avenue and Percy Street at Warwick $5,000
Intersection of Mardon Road and Inverleigh Road at Rosenthal Heights $5,000
Intersection of Wolfram Street and Granite Street at Stanthorpe $10,000
Intersection of Merivale Street and Hillside Road and Allora Clifton Road at Allora $20,000
Intersection of Bridge Street and Day Street and Symes Street at Stanthorpe $20,000
Intersection of Bisley Street and Baguley Street at Warwick $51,500
Intersection of Freestone Road and Lowe Road at Clintonvale $57,500
Intersection of Churchill Drive and Marshall Street at Warwick $70,000
Intersection of Jackie Howe Drive and Churchill Drive and Coe Street at Warwick $80,000
Intersection of Bracker Road and Tooth Street and Mardon Street at Warwick $80,000
Yankee Gully Road between Pratten Hendon Road and Hendon Victoria Hill Road at Deuchar $132,500
Matthew Street 100m section north of Railway Street at Stanthorpe $135,000
Washpool Road 3km section from Glenvale Road at Leslie Dam $170,000
Nundubbermere Road west of Graham Lane at Greenlands $277,000


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