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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Update on pedestrian crossing for Pimpama State Primary College

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Friday, July 13, 2018

    Update on pedestrian crossing for Pimpama State Primary College

    Gold Coast City Council and the State Government are continuing to work with the  Pimpama State Primary College (PSPC) to establish a safer crossing option for students as soon as possible. 

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the crossing was now being designed by Council, and reaffirmed his commitment to provide three school crossing supervisors on completion of the crossing.

    “The school is assisting in the recruitment of three school crossing supervisors by seeking expressions of interest,” Mr Bailey said.

    “I’m pleased that a number of applications have already been received, and for others who might be interested in becoming a school crossing supervisor, they have until July 15th to lodge an application.

    “There’s nothing more precious than the lives and safety of our children and we are working closely with the school community and local council to expedite a dual supervised crossing on Dixon Drive and a single supervised crossing on Charles Avenue.

    Mr Bailey said new crossing supervisors were expected to start work from mid-August in line with Council’s completion of works.

    “It’s important to remember that protecting our children is a shared responsibility - everyone has a role to play,” Mr Bailey said.

    “Anyone who drives in or around a school zone should be careful and cautious at all times.”

    City of Gold Coast Deputy Mayor Donna Gates said the city was working closely with TMR to implement two supervised children’s crossings and new kerb ramps at the primary school.

    “We’re also looking at road safety at the nearby high school and will install a pedestrian refuge facility there,” Cr Gates said.

    “We are focused on improving local road safety and the safety of school communities is our top priority.”

    Pimpama State Primary College principal Donna Gosling has welcomed the road safety improvements.

    “The addition of the crossing and supervisors will go a long way to improving drop-off and pick-up times at my school,” Ms Gosling said.

    “The school community has been actively working with authorities including the TMR and local council for some time and we’re pleased to have reached a successful outcome.”

     

    ENDS

    Media contact: Dominic Geiger, 0447355565