Local schools receive safety boost

A School Crossing Supervisor

Student safety is set to be boosted at two Coast schools, with the NSW Government committing to hire new school crossing supervisors at Woy Woy and Killarney Vale Public Schools.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the two schools are among 96 across NSW to benefit from an $18.5M student safety program.

“The new supervisors will assist students and their families crossing at Park Rd, Woy Woy, and Henricks Rd, Killarney Vale while they walk to and from school,” Crouch said.

“We look forward to welcoming our new School Crossing Supervisors as they join 1,300 others across the State helping to keep primary school students safe.

“Recruitment for the two positions will open shortly, and I would encourage local residents who are dedicated to serving their community to apply for the job.”

Acting Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was putting the spotlight on road safety for the region’s youngest road users who are still getting used to the road rules.

“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,” he said.

Most school zones are in effect from 8- 9.30am and 2.30-4pm.

During these hours, higher fines and demerit points apply.

Media release, Oct 21
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch