Mungindi Central School is one of several education facilities in the Moree Plains Shire to receive pedestrian upgrades to its school safety zone, with Principal Wendy Blaker, left, Year 5 student Logan Green and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
Monday, 27 June 2022
A SCHOOL road safety blitz in the Moree Plains Shire local government area will see $70,000 spent on improving pedestrian access at 9 local schools, including several of the area’s smaller education facilities.
The School Zone Infrastructure Program has been jointly funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said the works would help to keep some of the most vulnerable road users and students safe during busy drop-off and pick-up times.
“We all know how chaotic school zones can be at the start of the school day and when that final bell rings at 3pm,” Mr Marshall said.
“I’m incredibly pleased that most of this funding has been allocated to schools in some of our smaller communities, including Boggabilla, Boomi, Garah, Mallawa, Mungindi and Tulloona.
“The State Government has worked with Moree Plains Shire Council and school principals to identify a list of suitable projects to deliver the greatest safety benefits to road users.
“To help to make school zones more visible and alert drivers to the 40km/h speed limit, the 40km/h markings on the road surface will be replaced at each school.
“The painted triangles which are arranged in pairs on each side of a lane or road known as Dragon’s Teeth, will also be redone.
“The last thing any of us wants is a motor vehicle accident at one our schools, and these cost-effective measures will go a long way towards reducing that risk.”
Across the Northern Tablelands electorate 15 school zone projects have been funded, totalling $303,800. All projects are expected to be finished by June next year.
|School||Street of Works||Total $ Value|
|Boggabilla Central School||Simpson, South & Yeoman Streets, Boggabilla||$10,300|
|Boomi Public School||Barwan, Boomi & Werrina Streets, Boomi||$10,200|
|Garah Public School||Midkin Street, Garah||$5,000|
|Mallawa Public School||Mallawa Road, Mallawa||$5,000|
|Moree East Public School||Auburn, Balo, Boston, Thompsons Street, Moree||$12,500|
|Moree Secondary College||Boston Street, Carol Avenue, Moree||$6,500|
|Mungindi Central School||Wirrah, Campbell Streets, Mungindi||$9,300
|St. Joseph’s School Mungindi||Bucknell Street, Mungindi||$5,500|
|Tulloona Public School||Limebon, Coolanga Road||$5,700|