Tuesday December 4, 2012
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies today met with Principal of Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School, Mr Mark Geerligs and parent, Helen Mulligan to announce the installation of a school zone with flashing lights outside Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School on Mamre Road.
There has been an ongoing campaign for the school zone and flashing lights to be installed on Mamre Road, since Ms Mulligan and then Mr Geerligs approached Mrs Davies last year.
Ms Mulligan said that the situation was extremely dangerous, given that Mamre Road is a major 4 lane road linking the M4 to the Great Western Highway and St Clair.
"I have seen many things which disturb me, such as students running to cross the road, I have seen a young student slip on the edge of the gutter while waiting to cross the road on a rainy day" Ms Mulligan said.
Mrs Davies said that following representations she made to the Minister for Roads, she held an onsite meeting with the Traffic Management Centre, to show them firsthand the dangers present for children walking to school.
"During the onsite meeting with the Traffic Management Centre, I was confident that they understood the dangers and the need for an urgent solution"
"I was so pleased with the response from the Minister and am glad that students will now have a safer journey to school" Mrs Davies said.
“The lights will operate automatically between 8am and 9.30am and 2.30pm and 4pm on school days during term time,” Mrs Davies said.