Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott and Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne have welcomed the NSW Government’s investment in school crossing supervisors in the NSW Budget.
Mr Elliott said extra resources would be invested in school crossing supervisors, ensuring more children will be accompanied by an adult when crossing the road to get to school.
“$125,000 has been allocated to hire more crossing supervisors across the Baulkham Hills electorate,” Mr Elliott said.
“Our children’s safety is always the main focus of parents and the NSW Government understands this.”
Mayor Byrne said the Hills was especially in need of extra crossing supervisors as many schools promoted walking to school as a positive option for children.
“The walking bus is one of our iconic programmes in the Hills, and while walking promotes health and wellbeing, it also exposes children to our roads,” Mayor Byrne said.
“With extra crossing supervisors, we can ensure that children are not only healthy, but safe.
“For a relatively small investment, we can ensure our children remain safe, and that means everyone wins by protecting our future generations.”