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Improvements to Safety at Local Schools

The NSW Government in partnership with the Commonwealth is investing $40.9 million to improve safety in school zones across the Oatley electorate, as part of the School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, was pleased to announce that the following schools have received funding for safety upgrades under the program.

  • Riverwood Public School - $250,000 to upgrade and relocate the existing pedestrian crossing on Union Street
  • Connells Point Public School - $5,000 to construct two pram ramps
  • Narwee Public School - $ 85,000 to upgrade the raised pedestrian crossing on Bryant Street
  • Oatley Public School - $40,000 to upgrade the existing pedestrian refuge on Oatley Parade
  • St Declan’s Primary School - $100,000 to construct a wombat crossing on Percival Street
  • Marist Catholic College Penshurst - $130,000 to construct a new wombat crossing

“These important upgrades are helping to keep our local school kids even safer as they travel to and from school, ensuring that there are physical safety measures which alert motorists to the presence of school children crossing the road”, Mr Coure said.

“This is a big win for local families and teachers, and it demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to improving safety around our schools.”

“I am also reminding local motorists to slow down when around school zones and to keep a lookout for kids crossing the road before and after school.”

NSW Minister for Metropolitan Roads, Natalie Ward said, road infrastructure at schools in metropolitan areas will receive substantial upgrades, with more than $40.9 million going towards at least 250 projects.

“This program will help make our roads safer for not just children but also their parents, carers and school communities,” Mrs Ward said.

“Ensuring our school children and all other road users are safe is a top priority and this is an investment that will benefit our community into the future.”