Improvements to School Zones

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The Goulburn electorate will receive more than $6,980,000 to improve safety in school zones as part of the $40.8 million School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the Program is helping keep school children in the region even safer as they travel to and from school by delivering improvements to schools around the electorate.

“The Australian and NSW Governments are committed to helping to improve safety around our schools, and the projects in the Goulburn electorate are creating safer pedestrian connections for children, their parents and carers, and the school community,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said these projects would significantly improve safety as well as renewing local infrastructure at schools.

“These upgrades will improve infrastructure for school pedestrians and provide better traffic management in our school zones, ultimately saving lives and supporting jobs on the ground,” Mr Taylor said.

The Yass Valley schools that will receive the improvements are as follows:

  • Gundaroo Public School - install pedestrian refuge, car park upgrades, shared pathway, kiss and drop zone, disabled car park
  • Mt Carmel Public School – upgrade crossing
  • Yass Primary School - upgrades to bus stop, installation of safety barrier, safety upgrades to pedestrian and traffic flows within the school car park
  • Berinba Public School - shared pathway between Moreton Ave and Church St, pedestrian crossing point at intersection.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said more than $40 million will be invested in over 500 projects across more than 350 schools in regional areas.

“Every child in NSW has the right to get to and from school safely,” Mr Farraway said.

“The rollout of the School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program in regional NSW will help pedestrians, school children, cyclists and motorists share the roads safely.

“We have worked with the local councils to identify a list of suitable projects to deliver the greatest safety benefit across regional NSW.”

“Projects in metropolitan areas will be funded on a 50/50 basis, while regional projects will be split 80/20,” he explained.

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