The Federal Government has announced it will invest $2.8 million in seven priority infrastructure projects across the division of Brand under its Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program. Significant works are set to go ahead in the City of Rockingham, including a massive $1.2m job on Wilmott Drive to improve road safety and traffic flow with traffic calming devices, traffic lights, pedestrian islands, lighting warning signs and roundabouts. WA Senator Linda Reynolds said the past few years have have been tough for local councils as the country faced many challenges, including COVID-19, bushfires and floods. “That’s why we have moved quickly to approve funding for priority projects across Brand, paving the way for shovels to hit the dirt to make them a reality,” Ms Reynolds said. “This will provide a vital boost for our local communities, backing local jobs and economic growth while delivering lasting upgrades that will benefit residents for years to come.” Other projects in Rockingham being funded under the program include: The Government has added a $500m extension to Phase 3 of its Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, bringing the program’s total investment to $3 billion. Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Barnaby Joyce said the newly increased funding will flow through the program to local councils across Australia to improve their local road networks and deliver priority community infrastructure projects. “This builds on the $1.7b already approved to deliver more than 7400 projects nationwide under the first three phases of the program,” Mr Joyce said. The Deputy Prime Minister said the program is having a significant impact across Australia, with more than 6400 projects already complete or under construction. Councils will be able to access funding through Phase 3 of the program from July 2023. For more information on the LRCI Program, including the allocations for Phase 3, visit https://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/local-roads-and-community-infrastructure/. The City of Rockingham was contacted for comment.