Road safety

WA council secures funding for road safety projects

The town of Rockingham, Western Australia, has secured $1.84 million in state and federal funding to help deliver five key road safety projects throughout 2022/2023.

Two of these projects will be staged in 2022/23 and 2023/24, with additional construction funding coming from Main Roads WA next year.

The costs of these b black spot projects are fully covered by the federal government, while state black spot funding is administered by Main Roads WA, covering two-thirds of a project’s budget.

Four projects will receive state black spot funding, including:

  • Stakehill Road: various works including the reconstruction of curves, the installation of street lighting and a security barrier which extends 430m east along Stakehill Road to Fletcher Road, which is expected to be delivered in 2022/23 and 2023/24
  • Warnbro Sound Avenue/Port Kennedy Drive intersection: installation of pre-deviations at the south and west approaches, as well as a guardrail at the northwest corner
  • Mandurah Road between Office Road and Dixon Road: installation of a waterproof shoulder on either side of the road and a painted median
  • Mandurah Road between Fifty Road and Safety Bay Road: construction of a raised median, installation of a sealed shoulder on both sides and upgrade of street lighting, to be delivered in 2022/23 and 2023/24

While the federally funded blackhead project will be delivered to:

  • Safety Bay Road between Julia Street and Michael Road: improved drainage, construction of a pedestrian shelter and a shared path

Rockingham City Mayor Deb Hamblin said the delivery of these blackhead projects aligns with the city’s award-winning program Road Safety Action Plan.

“Blackspot projects are those that have a history of incidents with a particular focus on fatal and/or serious accidents,” Mayor Hamblin said.

The black spot funding the city has secured from the federal and state governments will play a key role in improving motorist safety throughout the community.