Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall pictured with Moree Secondary College captains Alison Quirk and Elijah Shervey and Executive Principal Denis Armstrong. ( Photo courtesy of Moree Champion)
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall hastoday announced work will begin next month on the installation of school flashing lights at seven Moree and district local schools.
Mr Marshall said it was very good news for Moree and part of the NSW Government’s commitment to ensure every single school zone in the State has a set of flashing lights by the end of this year.
“This is exciting for our school communities as flashing lights slow drivers down in school zones and make the roads safer for our children,” Mr Marshall said.
“Over the last couple of years the government completed the flashing lights rollout for schools on higher risk roads and highways, including a large number across our region.
“The second phase, which is now underway, will roll out flashing lights to more than 1,500 of the remaining schools currently without flashing lights across the state.”
Mr Marshall said that to ensure cost-effectiveness, the second phase would deliver and install flashing lights to schools by local government areas.
“In the Moree Plains Shire we will see flashing lights installed at the Moree Christian School, Moree East Public School, Moree Public School, both campuses of the Moree Secondary College, Mallawa and Pallamallawa Public Schools,” he said.
Mr Marshall said that from now until December 2015 flashing lights would be installed at many of the schools across the Northern Tablelands.
“The lights will continue to include back-to-base technology which ensures they operate consistently and only on school days and that any faults can be addressed quickly,” he said.
“These lights will be retrofitted to existing school zone signs at the main entry point for each school and include flashing LED lights that we know standout and are effective at slowing drivers down.
“In four-and-a-half years we will have covered all the school zones in NSW and delivered on an important commitment to parents and families.”