Sunday April 29, 2012
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP today announced the completion of work for the new pedestrian refuge on Roper Road near Carlisle Avenue at Colyton.
The new pedestrian refuge was promised by the previous Labor Government and like many other projects, was never delivered.
“The community first raised their concerns about pedestrian safety and access for people using the bus stops in the area, back in 2009"
"The Labor Government promised to install a refuge by 30 June 2010 and never did"
"I am pleased that, once again, we have demonstrated that we are a Government that delivers. This improvement in pedestrian safety is well overdue."
“The pedestrian refuge allows people, including many older local residents to cross the road safely."
“The project also includes some road resurfacing, new signs and new line marking,” Mrs Davies said.
Roper Road resident, Jill McLucas said she was happy that the refuge had finally been delivered so that she can cross the road safely.
"How was anyone supposed to catch a bus on the other side of the road when there was nowhere safe to cross?"
"I'm just happy it has finally been installed," Ms McLucas said.
The $70,000 project is funded by the NSW Government.