Kallista Primary School students and parents will soon have a safer walk to school, with new electronic speed signs to be installed on Monbulk Road.
The Andrews Labor Government is investing $80,000 to install four flashing electronic speed signs to alert drivers to the 40km/h speed limit during school times.
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.
Kallista 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 Minister for Education James Merlino
“School crossings and speed zones make a massive difference – that’s why we’re investing in this program to make sure that every child, parent and teacher is safe when travelling to and from school.”
“The Kallista Primary School community has told us they need a safer school zone and we’ve listened, investing in the flashing electronic signs this school community needs.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020