SENATOR THE HON. FIONA NASH
MINISTER FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT, REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, AND RURAL HEALTH
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
MS MICHELLE LANDRY MP
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR CAPRICORNIA
One of Mackay’s most dangerous traffic blackspots will be made safer after local MP Michelle Landry helped to secure over $1 million in federal money to fix it.
The Federal Member for Capricornia said she had been lobbying hard behind the scenes for funding to ensure the dangerous intersection at Horse and Jockey Road and Lansdowne Road at Racecourse was made safer.
“This will help to reduce accidents and potentially save lives after the site was identified by Mackay Regional Council as being notoriously dangerous,” Ms Landry said.
“The Turnbull-Joyce Government is contributing $1,191,500 towards the $1.39 million project to realign the road under Federal Government’s Road Blackspots Program.”
Mackay Regional Council is contributing the remaining $200,000.
“The Coalition is lending a hand to the local council so it can get on with the improvements to benefit our community,” Ms Landry said.
“Mackay drivers will recognise the notoriety of the site, including through their own near misses and seeing emergency services at the site first-hand.
“We’ve done an evaluation of the federal government’s blackspot program and found that crashes and deaths are reduced by 30% where blackspots have been fixed up.”