Safety up­grade

Good­wood State School cel­e­brates safer park­ing as school bus is­sue con­tin­ues to af­fect lo­cal fam­i­lies

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

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.

PHOTO: MATTHEW MCIN­ER­NEY

GOOD NEWS: Good­wood State School prin­ci­pal Steve Cole­man at the school’s new bus zone.

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