Safer future for Kawana schools


Children in the Kawana electorate will have safer journeys to and from class each day with the installation of flashing school zone signs.

Member for Kawana, Jarrod Bleijie said that the LNP Government has delivered flashing school lights to 195 schools across Queensland in the past two years, with an additional 151 schools to receive lights by June 2015.

“We are on track to deliver flashing school lights to 300 schools a year ahead of the original four year commitment thanks to the LNP Government’s $10 million school flashing lights program.

“This important election promise gives parents peace of mind their children are safer heading to and from school,” Mr Bleijie said.

“In the Kawana electorate, Buddina State School will benefit from our strong plan for school safety.”

Mr Bleijie said the signs reminded drivers to slow down in and around school areas while young Queenslanders made their way to and from school.

“The safety of children walking to and from school is paramount and the continued roll out of flashing school zone signs across the state is proof of our commitment to child safety,” Mr Bleijie said.

“Motorists need to slow down and drive to conditions at all times to avoid tragedy in and around schools.”

Buddina State School joins other schools in the Kawana electorate which are already benefiting from the installation of flashing lights including Meridan State College, Talara Primary College and Kawana Waters State College.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said schools were selected based on a detailed risk analysis of all existing school zones in Queensland and following nominations by schools, communities and local Members of Parliament.

“Priority has been given to school zones with a significant crash history, a high level of vehicle and pedestrian traffic, higher speed limits and visibility problems,” he said.

“Mr Bleijie and the local community have done an outstanding job in advocating for flashing lights at these schools.”


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