Schools in Manly ward will receive $3m for upgrades, including raised school crossings.

Member for Manly and NSW Environment Minister James Griffin MP said the upgrades for raised school crossings will be funded from a $40.9m School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program to deliver improvements to help keep children safer as they travel to and from school.

James Griffin

James Griffin

“The Perrottet Government is committed to helping to improve safety around our schools, and the projects in Manly will create safer pedestrian connections for children, their parents and carers, and the school community.

“This funding is supporting the fast rollout to several projects across schools in metropolitan NSW, including, Brookvale Public, Curl Curl North Public, Manly Selective High, Harbord Public, St John the Baptist Catholic Primary, Mackellar Girls High, Manly Village Public, Manly West Public, Seaforth Public, St Cecilia’s Catholic and St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Manly.

“These schools will benefit from safety treatments such as raised pedestrian crossings, pedestrian refuges and kerb blisters, and will help pedestrians, school children, cyclists and motorists share the roads safely. This is a big win for locals and I am so pleased to have this investment in our community,” said Minister Griffin.

NSW Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said road infrastructure at schools in metropolitan areas will receive substantial upgrades, with more than $40m going towards at least 250 projects.

Natalie Ward

Natalie Ward

“This program will help make our roads safer for not just children but also their parents, carers and school communities. Ensuring our school children and all other road users are safe is a top priority and this is an investment that will benefit our community into the future,” said Minister Ward.

The program is a part of the Australian Government’s Road Safety Program, which supports fast-tracking projects for safety works on Australia’s roads.

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