Member for Wyong, Mr David Harris, has started a campaign to have an overhead pedestrian bridge built across Sparks Rd at Warnervale.
“I will be writing to the NSW Minister for Roads, Ms Melinda Pavey; the CEO of Central Coast Council, Mr Rob Noble; and Mr Harold Scruby at the Pedestrian Council, to gain their support for a pedestrian bridge over the six-lane Sparks Rd near McKillop Catholic College,” Mr Harris said.
“We asked for a 40km per hour zone and the answer was no because of its impact on traffic flow, but an overhead bridge would have no impact on traffic,” he said.
“A child was nearly hit when we did Walk Safely to School Day with parents and children from McKillop, and a week after that, a car ended up on its roof outside the school.
“The six lanes mean that the children cannot make it across the whole road safely at the traffic lights,” he said.
Interview, Jun 15
David Harris, Member for Wyong
Jackie Pearson, journalist