14 July, 2015
Zillmere State School on Murphy Road is the first school to benefit from Council’s school zone program. Many students walk or cycle to school as part of the Active School Travel program, which adds to the importance of this safety upgrade for the school.
“This is a brand new initiative announced by Council, a $700,000 program will considerably improve safety around our local schools,” Cr Cooper said.
“Zillmere State School is the very first school to benefit from this program. Many students walk or cycle to school as part of the Active School Travel program at Zillmere State School, which adds to the importance of this safety upgrade for the school.”
“I’ve been working with the Zillmere State School Principal and the P&C President since 2012 to get this project off the ground, following the change in State Government regulations allowing school zones on multi-lane roads.
“We had several meetings and discussions and put together a proposal that I took to Infrastructure Chairman, Cr Adrian Schrinner, which has now been delivered!
“After meeting with the school and the P&C, we felt that these signage upgrades and all of the other measures would make an enormous difference to the safety of kids crossing the road. It will also help drivers to be more conscious of students around school times,” she said.