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NSW $600M road safety package

  • Posted on Tuesday 12th, June 2018.

The New South Wales (NSW) Government has announced wire rope barriers, audio tactile line markings and increased highway patrol officers in regional areas are being delivered as part of a $600 million road safety package.

The cash injection brings the total investment in reducing fatalities and serious injuries on NSW roads over the next five years to $1.9 billion.

Priority areas in the package include $640 million to improve country road infrastructure with safety upgrades, $250 million for enhanced enforcement including 50 additional highway patrol officers in regional areas, and $180 million to increase liveability and safety in urban communities through infrastructure safety upgrades for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users.

NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Melinda Pavey, said the Government is delivering on its Road Safety Plan 2021 priorities.

“We are investing in proven initiatives to lower the road toll. Addressing speeding, drink and drug driving, driver fatigue and pedestrian and cyclist safety,” said Pavey.

NSW Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, said the recent increases in the road toll called for further investment in targeted initiatives.

“Any loss of life on our roads is one too many and so this investment is about making our roads safer for everyone in NSW,” said Perrottet.

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