The NSW Government has delivered on its commitment to boost safety in school zones by appointing 300 additional school crossing supervisors across the state.
Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said the $18.5 million program is a key part of the Government’s commitment to improve student safety around schools.
‘Last election we made a commitment to parents and families across the state that we would make our schools even safer by appointing an additional 300 school crossing supervisors,’ Mrs Ward said.
‘Not only have we met this target but we’re on track to exceed it, with a recruitment process currently underway to appoint an additional 32 supervisors.
‘These supervisors play such an important role in our community, helping to keep some of our most vulnerable road users – children – safe on their way to and from school.’
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads said this initiative was one of a suite of measures being implemented by the state government to keep kids safe in school zones
‘There are now about 1,300 school crossing supervisors across the state, of which 739 are based in regional NSW, helping keep children safe on their way to and from school,’ Mr Farraway said.
‘By expanding this program, more than 243 schools have received school crossing supervisors for the first time, including Bathurst Public School and Coonabarabran Public School.
‘In addition, more than 6,500 flashing lights have been installed so that every school in the state has at least one set of flashing lights to improve visibility of school zones and alert road users when they are active.’
The NSW Government is also investing $80 million as part of the School Zones Infrastructure Sub Program to improve road infrastructure at schools such as road markings and elevated pedestrian crossing, in schools across NSW.
For more information on the school crossing supervisor program visit: https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/schools/schoolcrossingsupervisorprogram.html