20 May 2022

Region receives $7 million funding to drive school safety program home

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Almost $7 million has been allocated to improve pedestrian safety outside the region’s schools. Photo: File.

Schools across southern NSW will receive almost $7 million in government funding to make them more safely accessible.

More than 350 schools across regional and rural NSW will benefit from the School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said.

“The Australian and NSW Governments are committed to helping safety around our schools,” she said.

“The projects in the Goulburn electorate are creating safer pedestrian connections for children, their parents and carers and the school community.”

She said the new work would include footpaths, bus zones, flashing lights, wombat crossings and more.

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Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said more than $40 million would be invested in 500 projects across all 350 NSW regional schools.

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

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

He said the Government had worked with councils across the state to determine the greatest safety benefits to regional areas.

School children crossing pedestrian crossing

Pedestrian and wombat crossings will be improved outside many of the region’s schools. Photo: Yellowsarah, iStock.

Schools to benefit from the funds include:

  • Gundaroo Public School: installation of pedestrian refuge, car park upgrade, disabled car park, “kiss and drop” zone and shared pathway.
  • Yass Primary School: bus stop upgrade, installation of safety barrier and safety upgrades to pedestrian and traffic flows
  • Berinba School, Yass: shared pathway between Moreton Avenue and Church Street pedestrian crossing
  • Mt Carmel School, Yass: upgrade crossing
  • Boorowa Central School: new kerb, signage and line marking
  • Collector Public School: bus drop-off/pick-up zone, line marking, raised wombat crossing
  • Crookwell Public School: raised pedestrian wombat crossing
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Boorowa: new kerb and centre refuge, signage and line marking
  • St Mary’s Catholic School, Crookwell: raised pedestrian wombat crossing and lighting upgrades
  • Mulwaree High School, Goulburn: construction of 3 km of shared path to Mary’s Mount
  • Goulburn High School: wombat crossing and pedestrian refuge
  • Goulburn West Public School and St Peter and Paul Primary School: new footpaths between school and residential areas
  • Bradfordville Public School and One School Global, Goulburn: construction of new footpath to provide safer access from residential area
  • Goulburn South and Trinity College: shared path along the eastern side of Hume Street to replace pop-up cycleway
  • Goulburn South Public School: raised pedestrian wombat crossing
  • Gunning Public School: improve bus pick-up/drop-off zone, signage, line marking and installation of raised wombat crossing
  • Taralga Public School: signage, line marking, crossing, flashing lights, car park bays, 40km/h speed zone and pavement patches

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