Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott and Member for Castle Hill Dominic Perrottet today welcomed the announcement that flashing lights will installed in all local schools in their electorates by December 2015 as part of the NSW Government’s acceleration of the school zone flashing lights program.
Schools in the Baulkham Hills electorate to benefit include Northmead Public School, Northmead High School, The Hills School and Crestwood Public School, while schools to benefit in the Castle Hill electorate include William Clarke College, Oakhill Drive Public School and St Angela’s Public School.
“This decision will ensure further road safety and the safety of children around schools,” Mr Elliott said.
“The NSW Government is committed to doing whatever we can to protect our children – who are our most vulnerable and inexperienced road users.
“I’m delighted we’re able to extend this successful program to these local schools as flashing lights are one of the most effective tools we have to slow down motorists near schools.”
Mr Perrottet said the funding increases demonstrated the commitment of the NSW Government to student safety.
“The NSW Government will to enable an additional 1,500 schools to get lights by 2015 – increasing the funding from $19.5 million to $32.5 million,” Mr Perrottet said.
“I am proud to be a part of the NSW Government that places a huge emphasis on the safety of our school children,” Mr Perrottet said.
The program will ensure every school in NSW has a set of flashing lights by December 2015.