Manly has received $3,000,050.00 for vital work to improve safety in school zones as part of the $40.9 million School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program.

Member for Manly James Griffin MP said that the School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program, will deliver improvements to help keep children in metropolitan NSW and in Manly even safer as they travel to and from school.

“The Perrottet Government is committed to helping to improve safety around our schools, and the projects in Manly will create safer pedestrian connections for children, their parents and carers, and the school community,” Mr Griffin said.

“This funding is supporting the fast roll-out to several projects across schools in metropolitan NSW, including, Brookvale Public School, Curl Curl North Public School, Manly Selective, Harbord Public School, St John the Baptist Primary, Mackellar Girls High, Manly Village Public, Manly West Public, Seaforth Public, St Cecilias Catholic and St Marys Catholic school Manly.

“These schools will benefit from safety treatments such as raised pedestrian crossings, pedestrian refuges and kerb blisters, and will help pedestrians, school children, cyclists and motorists share the roads safely.”

“This is a big win for locals and I am so pleased to have this investment in our community,” Mr Griffin said. 

NSW Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said road infrastructure at schools in metropolitan areas will receive substantial upgrades, with more than $40.9 million going towards at least 250 projects.

“This program will help make our roads safer for not just children but also their parents, carers and school communities,” Mrs Ward said.

“Ensuring our school children and all other road users are safe is a top priority and this is an investment that will benefit our community into the future.”

The program is a part of the Australian Government’s Road Safety Program, which supports the fast roll-out of life-saving safety works on Australia’s roads.