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30 new cameras for South Australia as part of $80.1 million road safety spend

As part of the 2024-25 South Australian State Budget, $80.1 million has been allocated for road safety, which includes reducing speed limits on priority roads, including around schools, and 30 new road safety cameras across the state.

Over four years, $38.7 million will be spent on the new cameras.

Locations will be determined by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport in consultation with SAPOL, based on crash statistics, driver behaviours, presence of vulnerable roads users and existing safety measures in place.

As part of the $38.7 million, there will be 12 additional red light speed cameras installed in 2024-25, and three additional point-to-point cameras installed in 2025-26.

The following five locations have been identified as potential priorities and are currently being investigated:

Military Road
Port Wakefield Road
Lonsdale Highway/Ocean Boulevard
Port River Expressway
Greenhill Road

So far this year, 38 people have died on South Australian roads. Last year, 117 lives were lost – the worst result since 2010.

According to police, dangerous driver behaviour such as speeding and running red lights continues to be a major factor.

SA treasurer Stephen Mulllighan said, “The number of lives lost on our roads is devastating, and far too often, entirely preventable.

“We make no apologies for clamping down on dangerous and irresponsible drivers.

“This funding is in addition to the $98 million announced for road safety in last year’s Budget and $168 million, in partnership with the Commonwealth Government, announced in the 2023-24 MYBR.

“We are determined to address the key problems and to make our roads safer.”

The additional safety cameras are expected to be operational commencing from mid-2025 and all online from mid-2026, allowing time for them to be collaborated and commissioned.

All revenue from speed cameras and mobile phone detection cameras is returned to the Community Road Safety Fund which allocates money towards safety initiatives such as policing, infrastructure projects, black spots, education and training programs, road safety campaigns, road safety community grants and bike education in schools.

The 2024-25 State Budget also allocates to road safety:

$35 million over three years to deliver road safety maintenance such as road resurfacing, replacement of safety barriers and audio tactile line marking, and maintenance of electrical assets, including traffic signals.
$3.8 million over three years for the construction of a new heavy vehicle rest area at Salt Creek along the Princes Highway, which will be funded with the Commonwealth on an 80:20 basis.

This is the third road safety package delivered by the current state government with a combined $346.1 million, in partnership with the Commonwealth Government for some of the measures.


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