Central Coast student safety boost

20 Oct 2020 roads education

Student safety is set to be boosted at two local schools, with the NSW Government today committing to hire new School Crossing Supervisors at Woy Woy and Killarney Vale Public Schools.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the two schools are among 96 schools across NSW benefitting from an $18.5 million student safety program.


“The new Supervisors will assist students and their families crossing at Park Road, Woy Woy and Henricks Road, Killarney Vale while they walk to and from school,” Mr Crouch said.


“We look forward to welcoming our new School Crossing Supervisors as they join 1,300 others across the State helping to keep primary school students safe.


“Recruitment for the two positions will open shortly, and I would encourage local residents who are dedicated to serving their community to apply for the job.”


Acting Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was putting the spotlight on road safety for the region’s youngest road users who are still getting used to the road rules.


“In January last year we announced an expanded criteria, which would see 300 new School Crossing Supervisors fast-tracked for primary schools across the State, so that even more students could safely cross the road on their way to and from school,” Mr Toole said.


“Our School Crossing Supervisors are part of a suite of measures to keep kids safe, including reduced speed limits in school zones, high-visibility safety treatments like signs, “dragon’s teeth” road markings and flashing lights.”


Most school zones are in effect from 8.00 to 9.30am and 2.30 to 4.00pm. During these hours, higher fines and demerit points apply.


For more information, go to: https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/downloads/scs-locations.pdf.