WA Labor to commit $650k to local road safety projects

WA Labor to commit $650k to local road safety projects

A McGowan Labor Government will invest $650,000 to fund local road safety upgrades in Hilton, Beaconsfield and South Fremantle.

The projects will be delivered in response to community calls for action at three accident hotspots in the Fremantle area.

The funding will go towards determining and putting in place the best safety options for each project.

$250,000 will go towards the intersection of Paget Street and South Street in Hilton, known to locals as one of the most dangerous pedestrian crossings.

The pedestrian crossing at Hampton Road and Scott Street in Beaconsfield, only recently the site of an accident in which a school student was struck by a car, will see $200,000 invested to make it safer.

$200,000 will also go towards upgrading the intersection of South Terrace and Little Lefroy Lane in South Fremantle, where numerous cyclists have been hit by cars in recent years.

State Labor MP for Fremantle Simone McGurk said the commitments would address community concerns about the intersections.

“Over the past few years residents have raised concerns about these accident blackspots time and time again, so I’m pleased that, if elected, a McGowan Labor Government will invest to make these intersections safer.

“Freo residents are used to walking or cycling, whether it’s to the beach, to the shops or to school. These trips shouldn’t be life-threatening, so it’s essential that we put measures in place to stop people getting hurt.”