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Funding call for dangerous Ballarat intersection

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There are calls for federal 'black spot' funding to upgrade the intersection of Dana Street and Dawson Street South in central Ballarat.

It has come from Dana Street Primary School and Federal Member for Ballarat Catherine King.

“This busy intersection is traversed by thousands of cars each day, particularly at school pick up and drop off times.”

“This intersection has seen more than its fair share of incidents. With parents trying to find a park, kids crossing the road and commuters and shoppers trying to get into town, it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or worse,' Ms King said.

“The Morrison Government averages a $1.2 billion infrastructure underspend each year, including a total underspend of almost $162m for the Black Spot Program. That shortfall represents countless roads across our community and around Australia that could have been upgraded but haven’t been."

The dangerous intersection is often blocked up with traffic, especially at school times with parents saying there are constant near misses between cars and students.

 
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