Toowong, Milton and Bardon State Schools are set to get flashing lights for their school zones under an LNP government.
LNP candidate for Mt. Coot-tha, Saxon Rice, announced today that funding is now committed to the installation of flashing lights at all three State Schools’ zones.
“It’s wonderful news for the schools, the parents, the children, and the community,” Ms Rice said.
“Parents in Brisbane’s inner-west should feel that their children are safe when going to and from school, especially within the school zone. With an LNP government, they will be.”
Saxon Rice said the LNP has been clear in its commitment to improving the safety of children near schools by combating the surge in speeding throughs school zones.
“Our aim is to stop people speeding through school zones in the first place and to back this up, the LNP will spend $10 million over four years to improve the visibility of speed limit signs in these areas.”
“Flashing school zone lights will work as an active reminder to slow down”.
“I am absolutely delighted that funding has now been allocated so we can deliver safer schools for Toowong, Milton and Bardon.”
Ms Rice said principals and P&C committee members have welcomed the news of the funding commitment.
“They know the electronic signs will greatly improve safety for the children, and for the parents taking them to and from school.”
The LNP has committed to installing flashing school zone signals outside at least 75 schools per year.
“Safe schools and quality education is an LNP priority,” Ms Rice said.
“Only a change of government will improve safety for our community’s children.”
“It’s time for a change. It’s time to get Queensland back on track.”