The Andrews Labor Government is improving safety for the 400 students and teachers at St Mary’s College in Seymour by helping fund a new boundary fence alongside the adjacent North East Railway corridor.
Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today visited the school to announce $10,000 from the Flexible Local Transport Solutions Program to help build the fence.
The 250-metres of new fencing, along the eastern perimeter of St Mary’s College, will better protect the community and students from unsafe crossing of the rail line to and from the school grounds.
The Labor Government has worked closely with the school’s new Principal Wayne Smith to increase safety and to help discourage potential unsafe crossing of the railway line within the vicinity of the school grounds.
The Flexible Local Transport Solutions Program was established in 2018 to support small-scale local transport initiatives and innovative transport solutions across the state.
As stated by Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne
“We’re seeing more and more trains using Seymour Station as we increase the number of services on the regional network so it’s important, we do all we can to keep locals safe around the train line.”
“This is a great example of what can be achieved when government and locals work together to improve safety around our rail lines.”
As stated by Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes
“Seymour continues to play an important role as a regional hub for transport and education in the north east – we’re delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project that enhances both.”
“This follows on from Labor’s recent $1.4M investment to upgrade facilities at St Mary’s.”
As stated by Principal of St Mary’s College Wayne Smith
“This funding will enable our College community to provide a safer environment for our students and enable us to complete fencing around the school boundary.”
“We are particularly grateful to Jaclyn Symes and the Victorian Government for their support.”