Goodwood State School celebrates safer parking as school bus issue continues to affect local families
PICKING up Goodwood State School students will be much safer after the development of off-road parking and a bus turnaround area at the Woodgate Rd entrance.
The work also involves line marking of car bays and a bus zone area in addition to a new concrete pathway and appropriate signage.
Principal Steve Coleman was ecstatic with the $50,000 development, of which construction is well under way.
Division 2 councillor Tony Ricciardi said safety was the catalyst to improve the area.
“The new bitumen surface provided an area for the school bus to safely manoeuvre during set-down and collection times at the school,” Cr Ricciardi said.
Meanwhile the school bus issue will come to a head at a community meeting at Woodgate Club on Monday.
Starting at 6.30pm, Main Roads and bus company representatives will be on hand to hear the community’s concerns.
There are reports kids as young as five who live within a few kilometres of the school get picked up at 7.20am and aren’t home until close to 4pm.
GOOD NEWS: Goodwood State School principal Steve Coleman at the school’s new bus zone.