Safety for students at Chipping Norton Public School in the Holsworthy Electorate will be boosted with one of 98 new school crossing supervisors to soon be appointed, as part of an $18.5 million NSW Government commitment to improve student safety.
State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons said the new supervisor will monitor children at the crossing, in Central Avenue, as they walk to and from school.
“We look forward to welcoming our new school crossing supervisor over the coming months as they join more than 1300 others across the state helping to keep primary school students safe.
“Recruitment for this position will open shortly and I strongly encourage dedicated people interested in serving their community to apply.”
Ms Gibbons said the safety of students, many returning to the classroom to start Term 4 last week, was a key priority.
“Our school crossing supervisors are part of a suite of measures to keep kids safe, including reduced speed limits in school zones, high visibility safety treatments like signs, “dragon’s teeth” road markings and flashing lights,” said Ms Gibbons.
“Most school zones are in effect from 8:00 - 9:30am and 2:30 - 4:00pm when higher fines and demerit points apply. I am reminding all motorists to slow down when entering a school zone or when you see bus lights flash as children are nearby.”
The recruitment drive is part of the NSW Government’s plan to fast-track the appointment of a further 300 new school crossing supervisors within three years.
Once the new batch of 98 are in place it will take the total of new school crossing supervisors to 267.
To see the full list of all new School Crossing Supervisors announced within the program so far, go to: https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/downloads/scs-locations.pdf