Federal Labor Member for Solomon, Luke Gosling OAM, has been announced as the new Chair of the Northern Territory Black Spot Consultative Panel.
“I am privileged to have been named as the Chair of the Northern Territory Black Spot Consultative Panel,” said Mr Gosling.
“Darwin is the capital of the North but a relatively small city; with just 250,000 people calling the Territory home, every time we hear about a death on our roads, we wonder if it’s a mate or a family friend.
“I want to use this process to eliminate as many NT black spots as possible in Darwin, Palmerston, and across the Territory.”
Black Spot Consultative Panels provide the opportunity for stakeholders to have a say in the project selection process, and to ensure that nominations of the highest priority and importance to the local community are recommended for approval.
The panel that reviews priorities for the program in the NT includes representatives from the Northern Territory Road Transport Association, Police, Fire and Emergency Services Northern Territory, the Automobile Association of the Northern Territory, the NT Government, and local councils.
“The Australian Government has committed $110 million per year to the Black Spot Program to improve road safety across the nation,” said Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Carol Brown.
“This Government is investing in road safety right across the nation to ensure Australians get home safely every trip,” she said.