Local road safety around schools will be improved after Council accepted almost $1.5 million in grant funding from Transport for NSW under the Federal Government’s Road Safety Program.
The program prioritises the development and delivery of road safety infrastructure projects across NSW to support jobs and stimulate local economies.
Projects confirmed to be completed in the Camden area include:
- Spring Farm Public School – children’s crossing with kerb extensions and footpath ($50,000);
- Gledswood Hills Public School – children’s crossing with kerb extensions ($35,000);
- St Justin’s Catholic Parish Primary School – children crossing ($20,000);
- Camden Public School – indented bus bay on Mitchell Street, Camden and indented drop off/pick up bay at Exeter Street, Camden ($110,000);
- Cobbitty Public School – indented bus bay ($100,000);
- The Hermitage Way – three pedestrian refuges ($180,000);
- Gledswood Hills Drive – three pedestrian refuges ($180,000);
- Harrington Park Public School – raise existing pedestrian crossing, upgrade lighting and extend the 40-kilometre per hour zone ($200,000);
- Elderslie Public School – raise existing pedestrian crossing ($200,000); and
- Camden Public School – raise existing pedestrian crossing and upgrade lighting on Mitchell and John Streets, Camden ($400,000).
Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the funding provides a welcome improvement around a number of local schools.
“It is important for Council to work for the community in securing Government funding where it can and these works will further increase safety around schools in our area,” Cr Fedeli said.
“As the area continues to grow, it is a high priority for Council to continue to look for avenues to not only provide new services and facilities, but to also improve those already existing.
“I thank the Federal and State Governments for their support for the area of Camden and look forward to seeing the completed works.”