Black Spot Programs are a vital part of the State's commitment to improving road safety and reducing road crashes and trauma on South Australian roads.
Black Spot Programs directly target improvements to the safety of roads with proven crash history or high-risk locations.
These programs are very effective in reducing the risk of crashes and saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.
South Australian list of approved projects funded under the 2016-17 Australian Government Black Spot Program. Media release.
The Australian Government Infrastructure Investment Black Spot Programme is funded by the Australian Government. In recognition of its success the Australian Government has now extended the program until 30 June 2019. Funding is subject to annual approval by the Australian Government Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. The 2017-2018 total program allocation is $4.8 million.
The Australian Government has announced eligibility criteria changes under its Black Spot Programme in 2015-16 and 2016-17. The changes include less stringent crash eligibility criteria and were aimed at encouraging more nominations in rural areas, and further encouraging local government and community organisations to submit nominations. For 2017-18 and 2018-19 nominations, please refer to the updated criteria.
|Call for 2017 - 2018 nominations|
|21 November 2016||Nominations close|
|November 2016 - February 2017||Assessment and prioritisation of nominations|
|March 2017||SA Consultative Black Spot Panel recommends Australian Government Black Spot Programme to the Australian Government Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.|
|TBA||Approval of the Australian Government Black Spot Programme by Australian Government Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development.|
|April/May 2017||DPTI recommends State Black Spot Program projects to the State Minister for Road Safety.|
|TBA||Approval of the State Black Spot Program by Minister for Road Safety|
|2 June 2017||Last day to submit claims for 2016-2017|
The South Australian Black Spot Consultative Panel is now calling for project nominations of infrastructure investment projects for 2017-2018 aimed at significantly reducing serious road casualties on South Australian roads.
Please use the nomination forms and guidelines on this page or contact your relevant road authority
State and local road authorities, community groups, associations, road user groups, industry and individuals are encouraged to submit a nomination either direct or through the relevant road authorities.
1. Read Criteria and Guidelines
2. Fill and submit Nomination Forms
Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) calculations are required for the nominations based on crash history (reactive project) (*). Either of the method can be used to determine the highest benefit, BITRE methodology or Austroads crash type costs method.
These templates, forms and supporting information must be used to prepare nominations. Submit all forms to the contact provided in the "Black Spot Contacts" section.
(*) Note that the latest BCR spreadsheet must be used, as it adopts crash cost methods derived from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) and updated crash type costs for Austroads method. This will also make the BCR method consistent with those used in other DPTI road safety programs.
Incomplete or late nominations will not be considered.
3. Additional information/resources for use in submitting nominations
Please note: password has changed, please contact DPTI.SABlackspots@sa.gov.au to be sent the new password (include the old password in your email).
4. How are Black Spot programs approved?
The South Australian Consultative Black Spot Panel assesses and endorses recommended nominations for the Australian Government funded Black Spot Programme for consideration and approval by the Australian Government.
The Panel Chair is Mr Rowan Ramsey MP, Federal Member for Grey.
Other Panel members include: a representative for the South Australian Minister for Road Safety, and representatives from the Local Government Association, Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, Motor Accident Commission, Bicycle SA, South Australian Freight Council, South Australian Road Transport Association, the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development and the DPTI.
Projects not successful under that program will be considered for funding under the 2017-18 State Government’s Asset improvement Program.
The DPTI is responsible for assessing nominated projects, recommending projects for approval by the Australian Government and State ministers and administering both Black Spot programs.
Once projects are approved and underway, the following templates and forms must be used.
Councils should contact DPTI for further information relevant to their role. Councils receiving Black Spot funding are required to enter into a funding deed with DPTI.
Other reporting requirements as per Funding Deed or other requirements – ie project physical & financial status shall be provided to the department's contact.
For information about Australian Government and State Black Spot programs and project nominations, please contact:
Senior Road Safety Engineer
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
GPO Box 1533
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: (08) 8343 2416
To reflect the specific inherent risks at level crossings, nominations for level crossing related projects will be assessed independently of road nominations. Road Safety Audit report is not mandatory for level crossing nominations. To assist with your nominations for level crossing projects please contact David Batten on (08) 8343 2631.
Approved Black Spot Programs for 2016-17 financial year.
Approved Black Spot Programs for 2015-16 financial year.
Please refer to the list of external prequalified Senior Road Safety Auditors and Restricted Access Vehicle Route Assessors. (PDF, 85 KB)
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