New roads funds adds to the Hawkesbury’s infrastructure pipeline

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

The Morrison Government has delivered $400,000 under the latest round of the successful Black Spot Program to improve safety at a known crash site in the Hawkesbury, in addition to providing a timely economic boost. 

Hawkesbury City Council will receive the new federal funding to provide the following infrastructure improvements:

  • Old Pitt Town Road near Midson Road, Scheyville - $400,000 to install flexible barrier on roadside, upgrade road pavement, improve curved shoulder, install reflective pavement markers, mark road edge lines and install guideposts with reflectors.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the improvements would mean safer trips for local motorists.

“Keeping Australians safe is the foremost priority of our government, which is why I am pleased to have secured this funding for our community,” Senator Payne said.

“We know that road safety projects like these can reduce the number of crashes causing death and injury by 30 per cent on average.”

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Patrick Conolly said the Black Spot funding helps greatly to increase road safety by reducing the number of vehicle accidents and fatalities.

“The Black Spot Program funds safety measures at locations where a number of serious crashes are known to have occurred, improving our road safety.

These projects in the Hawkesbury are making an important contribution towards reducing serious injuries and fatalities on our roads.”

The federal government has invested heavily in local road safety improvement projects across several programs in the Hawkesbury. Under Roads to Recovery, which provides funding to Council to undertake small-scale upgrades on local roads, over $170,000 was recently provided for the now completed rehabilitation of pavements on Kurmond Road, Wilberforce. 

Senator Payne said the government’s strong track record of infrastructure delivery was supporting the Hawkesbury’s economic recovery. 

“In addition to boosting road safety, localised infrastructure programs, like Roads to Recovery, support a wide variety of jobs from start to finish,” Senator Payne said.

“Our local infrastructure pipeline, which includes the $500 million Hawkesbury River Third Crossing, is a key part of our economic recovery plan.”

For more information on the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program, or to nominate a black spot, visit


Media contact: William Spence – 0438 206 222


Roads to Recovery projects completed this year in the Hawkesbury LGA

Project location

Work location



Kurmond Road, Wilberforce

Between CH 0.0 km to CH 0.282 km as measured from Putty Road.

Extensive pavement deformation comprising ruts, heaves and cracking.

Rehabilitated failing section in accordance with Geotechnical Report