The City of Rockingham has secured $1.84 million in State and Federal black spot funding to help deliver key road safety projects over the next two years. The Federal Government will meet all the costs of Federal black spot projects, while the State Government will pay for two-thirds of State projects. It comes after two years of local advocacy for safer roads, with the council voting to write to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti about the projects in November 2021. One of the four State-funded projects includes Stakehill Road, which has been of key concern since a car almost crashed through resident Mark Threlfall’s home in April last year. The works to be delivered by 2024 include reconstructing curves, installing street lighting and a 430m-long crash barrier along Stakehill Road to Fletcher Road. Other projects include the Warnbro Sound Avenue/Port Kennedy Drive intersection, Mandurah Road between Office Road and Dixon Road and Mandurah Road between Fifty Road and Safety Bay Road. Upgrades to Safety Bay Road between Julia Street and Michael Road will be carried out as a Federal project. City of Rockingham mayor Deb Hamblin said the projects aligned with the city’s road safety action plan. “Black spot projects are those that have a recorded history of incidents with a specific focus on fatal and/or serious crashes,” she said. “The black spot funding the city has secured from both the Federal and State Government will play a key role in boosting safety for motorists across the community. The city gratefully acknowledges both the Australian Government and State Government for their funding support.” To stay up to date with the latest projects and roadworks across the city, visit its website.