Children at Star of the Sea, Wellington Point igh and Redlands College will have safer journeys to and from class each day due to the planned installation of flashing school zone signs.
“Today we can announce as promised that new flashing lights will be installed in August [placed] along Anson Road to provide greater safety for the Redlands College and Wellington Point High school communities. The second set will be installed in September on Passage Street for Star of the Sea Catholic School families.”
“After lobbying the new State Government I am pleased to advise that the funding for flashing school zone signs in Cleveland and Wellington Point has been maintained. The projects were confirmed via a question on notice to the Government [Minister]in Parliament last week*,” Dr Robinson said.
“The former LNP Government delivered flashing school lights to 300 schools a year as part of our [ahead of the original four year commitment thanks to its] $10 million school flashing lights program.
“I am committed to fighting for more [rolling out] flashing lights for [to] more schools over the next few years [for as long as I am the Member for Cleveland]”
Dr Robinson 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,” Dr Robinson said.
"Motorists need to slow down and drive to conditions at all times to avoid tragedy in and around schools.”
These schools join others in the electorate which are already benefiting from the installation of flashing lights including Thornlands State School, Wellington Point State School, and Redlands Special School.
“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.