A notorious intersection at Paradise Point will be overhauled, after a significant number of crashes there.
The busy black spot at the intersection of Paradise Parade and Falkinder Avenue has seen four casualties between 2017 and 2018.
The federal government will provide $377,500 under the 2020-21 Black Spot Program to completely overhaul the intersection, constructing a one-lane roundabout and new warning signs.
Federal Member for Fadden Stuart Robert 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.
“I am pleased to see residents in Paradise Point will today receive a major road safety boost with this project being delivered under the 2020-21 funding round.”
“None of these projects would be delivered without the community’s vital input and I encourage all residents and motorists on the northern Gold Coast to nominate projects for future funding rounds,” Mr Robert said.
The funding is part of a federal commitment of $25.3 million over two years, according to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack.
“The Federal Government’s record investment into upgrading roads is saving lives right across the
nation,” Mr McCormack said.
“As a regional representative, I know first-hand how road crashes causing death and injury affect smaller communities.
“By specifically targeting road locations with a history of crashes for safety upgrades such as lighting, signage, traffic lights and roundabouts, the Black Spot Program reduces crashes causing injury and death at those sites by around 30 per cent,” Minister McCormack said.
It’s understood the overhaul will be completed over the next two years.
For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, click here.