Schools across the Hawkes­bury have ben­e­fited from a $10 mil­lion NSW Gov­ern­ment pro­gram which im­proves road safety zones.

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The pro­gram in­cluded up­grades to pedes­trian in­fras­truc­ture at 140 schools as well as the ad­di­tion of ex­tra school zone flash­ing lights to more than 500 schools around the state.

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Bede Pold­ing Col­lege, Chisholm Catholic Pri­mary School, Ebenezer Pub­lic School, Grose View Pub­lic School, Kur­mond Pub­lic School. Ma­roota Pub­lic School and Rich­mond High School have all ben­e­fited from raised cross­ings and kerb and foot­path works.

The $5 mil­lion pedes­trian safety in­fras­truc­ture pro­gram pro­vided grants of up to $50,000 to lo­cal coun­cils to up­grade or in­stall ad­di­tional safety in­fras­truc­ture on lo­cal roads around schools. $5 mil­lion was in­vested in ad­di­tional school zone flash­ing lights at 504 school zones around the state.

Mem­ber for Hawkes­bury Do­minic Per­rot­tet said keep­ing chil­dren safe in school zones was a re­spon­si­bil­ity for the en­tire com­mu­nity.

“We can all play our part in keep­ing our kids safe by stick­ing to school zone speed lim­its and con­stantly keep­ing an eye out for chil­dren who might run out onto the road un­ex­pect­edly”, said Mr Per­rot­tet

“Roads and chil­dren can be a dan­ger­ous mix, which is why we are in­vest­ing in mak­ing school zones as safe as pos­si­ble to re­duce the risk of tragedy,” Mr Per­rot­tet said.

“School chil­dren are some of the most vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple us­ing the road, which is why we have pro­grams such as school zone flash­ing lights, pedes­trian cross­ings and fenc­ing to keep chil­dren safe go­ing to and from school.

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