Safely behind the new drop-off zone at the Ebor Public School is Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, with students Kaylah Selby, Daisy Donaldson, Cooper Packham, Lucy Selby, Mackenzie Packham, Dan Donaldson and Mackenzie Cook.
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
THE State Government, in partnership with Armidale Dumaresq Council, has delivered a new ‘kiss and drop’ zone and parking area in front of Ebor Public School to improve safety for the school community.
Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall inspected the new zone during a visit to the school today and said the $45,400 project provided a safer place for parents to drop off or pick up their children attending the school, on the busy Waterfall Way.
“Following feedback from the school community, Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) worked with Armidale Dumaresq Council to develop plans to improve safety at the front of the school,” Mr Marshall said.
“Funding through the Facilities Around Schools – Safer Systems Program and work got underway in October last year, alongside work being carried out on Waterfall Way.
“All work was completed in time for the new school year.”
Mr Marshall said the new off-road school parking area at the front of Ebor Public School included six new short term parking bays and two long term parking bays where drivers could safely stop.
“A concrete median and fencing has also been built to separate the drop off zone from through traffic on Waterfall Way.
“Overall the project is a great outcome for the school community including parents, school children, teachers and visitors.
“The feedback today at the school from parents, staff and students was very positive. They love the changes that have been made and the extra safety now provided.”