NEW SCHOOL ZONE NEEDED FOR POINT CLARE

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NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley joined Labor’s candidate Gosford Liesl Tesch and local parents in Point Clare today to highlight the need for a new school zone.

NSW Labor is calling on the Berejiklian Government to install a 40km/h school zone outside Point Clare Public School on Brisbane Water Drive.

The school zone would operate from 8am to 9.30am and from 2.30pm to 4pm on notified school days, like most school zones in NSW.

A number of traffic incidents have occurred just outside the school in recent years, putting the safety of school children walking along the 60km/h road at risk.

In August 2014, a number of cars lost control on the road and collided with the gates of the school.  Two years later a four car pile-up occurred nearby.

And as recent as November last year, a car flipped on to its roof on Brisbane Water Drive, only 20 metres from the school fence.

Residents and the Point Clare Public School P&C have been campaigning for many years to have a school zone installed along Brisbane Water Drive.

If the Liberal Government fails to act, NSW Labor promises to install the school zone if it comes into power in 2019.

Quotes attributable to Opposition Leader Luke Foley

“Every school day Point Clare students walk along the busy road to get to school. Cars, buses and trucks should be slowing down before and after school.

“Local parents have been calling for this school zone for years and they know best about how much it is needed.

“A Labor Government will install a school zone outside Point Clare public school on Brisbane Water Drive.

Quotes attributable to Labor Candidate for Gosford Liesl Tesch 

“It beggars belief that a school zone isn’t already in place on this busy road.

“As a former teacher I know how hectic roads around schools get at drop-off and pick-up times.

“With so many near-misses on Brisbane Water Drive – it’s a miracle no one has been seriously injured.”