Council receives funding to help improve pedestrian safety at two local schools

15/01/2017

Georges River Council has been awarded $70,000 in funding, which will go towards improving pedestrian safety near two schools within the local government area.
 
Administrator of Georges River Council, John Rayner, said the funding was awarded by the Roads and Maritime Service through the NSW State Government’s Pedestrian Infrastructure Safety Around Schools Program.
 
“Of the $70,000 Council has received, $20,000 will go towards the constructing of new pedestrian fencing for Beverly Hills Girls High School on Broad Arrow Road, Beverly Hills,” he said.
 
“There will also be $50,000 allocated to the construction of a raised crossing for Peakhurst West Public School on Belmore Road, Peakhurst.”
 
Mr Rayner said both of these projects will lead to greater pedestrian safety for not just school students, but also members of the community.
 
“Georges River Council is committed to ensuring that suitable infrastructure is in place to keep pedestrians within the local area safe,” he said.
 
“I would like to thank the Roads and Maritime Services and the NSW Government for the funding.”
 
“I would also like to remind all residents to adhere to the 40km/h speed limit in school zones when it is in effect and to always be cautious while driving through these areas.”
 
Both of these projects will be completed before 30 June 2017.
 
For more information, please contact Council on 9330 6400 or visit our website at www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.
  
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