Cross­ing win for stu­dents, par­ents

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

THE two-year fight to have a cross­ing in­stalled at South Coogee Pri­mary School is fi­nally over.

Hun­dreds of stu­dents cross­ing Ivankovich Av­enue to get to the shop­ping cen­tre will now be able to avoid busy school-time traf­fic af­ter the school’s most re­cent ap­pli­ca­tion for a Type A cross­ing was ap­proved.

The cross­ing is ex­pected to be func­tion­ing within the next few months.

South Coogee Pri­mary School par­ent Veron­ica Kil­rain said their ap­pli­ca­tion had ini­tially been knocked back in 2014, but a 257-sig­na­ture pe­ti­tion ac­com­pa­nied Cock­burn MLA Fran Lo­gan to par­lia­ment to get the ball rolling for the even­tual ap­proval.

“It’s an ac­ci­dent wait­ing to hap­pen with stu­dents, par­ents and car­ers dodg­ing Coles de­liv­ery trucks, the 530 Transperth bus ser­vice ev­ery 10 min­utes, school traf­fic and lo­cal traf­fic com­ing to and from the Coles car park,” she said.

“It’s a great out­come, par­ents and chil­dren will now have a safe pas­sage to and from school with­out the con­fu­sion and anx­i­ety that cross­ing Ivankovich Av­enue caused for many.”

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell­mu­ni­ d440583

Fran Lo­gan MLA with Makay­lah Larkin-Boys and Nate Gephart.

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