Safety Boost For Students At Bass Valley Primary School

Students and parents at Bass Valley Primary School will soon have a safer walk to school, with new electronic speed signs to be installed on Corinella Road.

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $80,000 to install new electronic speed limit signs between Bass Valley Primary School and Jeanette Loughbridge Memorial Preschool and implement a new 40km/h school speed zone.

The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will include $23.9 million to improve road safety around our schools, while also providing a massive boost to Victoria’s School Crossing Supervisor Program.

Bass Valley Primary School will be one of the first schools to benefit, with dozens more school safety announcements to follow over the coming weeks.

The Labor Government has also announced $18.9 million to continue the popular School Crossing Supervisor Program, which has been keeping our kids safe for more than 40 years.

There are more than 3000 crossing supervisors across the state – the highest number of any state or territory in Australia – with Victoria the only state with supervised crossings outside secondary schools.

The package will allow the school crossing supervisor program to continue to run until 2019 under a co-funding model between the Victorian Government and local councils.

A recent review by Transport for Victoria found supervised school crossings were an effective and cost-efficient way to improve safety around our schools.

Quotes attributable to Premier Daniel Andrews

“Every child, parent and teacher should feel safe coming to and from school – that’s why investments like these are so important.”

“These are small improvements, but they will make a big difference for our school communities.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan

“Victoria leads the nation in road safety, and the School Crossings Supervisor Program is an important part of keeping people safe on our roads.”

Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Daniel Mulino

“Bass Valley Primary has told us they need cars to slow down when passing their school and we’ve listened, bringing in a 40 km/h limit and investing in the new flashing speed signs this community needs.”