Current Road Projects
The Department of Infrastructure and Development keep a list of current projects within the Shire of Katanning.
Roads to Recovery
There are 10 Regional Road Groups (RRG) in WA, established under the State Road Funds to Local Government Agreement which is overseen by a State Advisory Committee (SAC). The RRGs make recommendations to SAC in relation to the Annual Local Government Roads Program for their Region and any other relevant issues.
The RRGs are comprised of elected representatives from each Local Government within the road group. Most groups are supported by a technical committee comprised of Local Government staff. Administrative support is provided by Main Roads WA. RRGs are important in providing Local Government with a voice in how the State Government’s contribution to local roads is spent. Regional Road Group members serve a vital and valuable role in ensuring that road funding decisions maximise community benefits and preserve and improve the road system across Western Australia.
The objective of Roads to Recovery is to contribute to the Infrastructure Investment Programme through supporting maintenance of the nation’s local road infrastructure asset, which facilitates greater access for Australians and improved safety, economic and social outcomes. The Roads to Recovery programme does not contain a sunset clause under the new National Land Transport Act 2014 meaning no new legislation will be required for the continuation of the programme.
From 2014-15 to 2018-19 the Government will provide $3.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery programme, to be distributed to Australia's local councils, state and territory Governments responsible for local roads in the unincorporated areas (where there are no councils) and the Indian Ocean Territories.
The Black Spot Programme is part of the commitment to reduce crashes on Australian roads.
Road crashes are a major cost to Australians every year. Black Spot projects target those road locations where crashes are occurring. By funding measures such as traffic signals and roundabouts at dangerous locations, the programme reduces the risk of crashes. Programmes of this sort are very effective, saving the community many times the cost of the relatively minor road improvements that are implemented.
The Black Spot Programme makes an important contribution in reducing the national road toll under the National Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan.
The Australian Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014-15 to 2018-19, which includes an additional $200 million over two years from 2015-16 to improve road safety across the nation.