Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

School Zone Improvements for Student Safety

School Crossing Sign

The Ku-ring-gai Electorate has received $1.095 million for vital work to improve safety in school zones as part of the $40.9 million School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program.

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC said that the program is delivering improvements to keep children safe as they travel to and from school.

“This is a big win for locals, and I am pleased to have this investment in our community,” Mr Henskens said.

“This funding supports the fast roll-out of several projects to create safer pedestrian connections for the school communities of Pymble Public School, Turramurra Public School, Wahroonga Preparatory School, Warrawee Public School, Abbotsleigh, Wahroonga Adventist School, Turramurra High School and St Lucy’s School.

“These projects deliver safety treatments such as raised pedestrian crossings, pedestrian refuges and kerb blisters to allow pedestrians, school children, cyclists and motorists share the roads safely.”

NSW Minister for Metropolitan Roads, Natalie Ward said that road infrastructure at schools in metropolitan areas will receive substantial upgrades, with more than $40.9 million going towards at least 250 projects.

“This program will help make our roads safer not just for children but also their parents, carers and school communities,” Mrs Ward said.

“Ensuring our school children and all other road users are safe is a top priority and this is an investment that will benefit our community into the future.”

The School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program is part of the Australian Government’s Road Safety Program which supports the fast roll-out of life-saving safety works on Australia’s roads.