After a young boy was hurt, and a campaign by concerned parents, the State Government is now looking for school crossing supervisors at Pimpama State College Primary.
Concerned parents had been pushing for traffic changes near the school before a 12-year-old boy was hit, breaking his leg, by a ute in the after-school rush on June 26.
Soon after the boy was hospitalised, the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey, attended the school and announced there would be changes to nearby roads.
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Minister Bailey says they’ll employ staff to help keep the students safe.
“There’s nothing more precious than the lives and safety of our children and we are working closely with the school community and local council to expedite a dual supervised crossing on Dixon Drive and a single supervised crossing on Charles Avenue,” he said.
The Minister added, a number of applications have already been received, and anyone who’s interesting in applying has until July 15 to do so.
The new crossing supervisors are expected to start mid-August, pending the completion of the works around the school.
Gold Coast Councillor Donna Gates said they’re reviewing other dangerous traffic spots.
“We’re also looking at road safety at the nearby high school (Pimpama State Secondary College) and will install a pedestrian refuge facility there,” Cr Gates said.
“We are focused on improving local road safety and the safety of school communities is our top priority.”