Safety for students at Mudgee Public School will be boosted, with Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announcing a new school crossing supervisor for the school.
The allocation is part of a NSW Government plan to fast-track the appointment of 300 new crossing supervisors within three years, and comes on the back of the allocation of a supervisor at Trangie earlier in the year.
“The new supervisor will monitor children at the crossing on Perry Street as they walk to and from school,” Mr Saunders said.
“We look forward to welcoming our new school crossing supervisor over the coming months as they join about 1300 others across the state helping to keep primary school students safe.
“Recruitment for this position will open shortly, and I strongly encourage dedicated people interested in serving their community to apply.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was really putting the spotlight on road safety for the regions’ youngest road users who were still getting used to the road rules.
“In January last year we announced an expanded criteria, which would see 300 new school crossing supervisors fast-tracked for primary schools across the state, so that even more students could safely cross the road on their way to and from school,” Mr Toole said.
“I’m pleased that of the 98 new positions, 38 of them will be in regional schools, including at ones that haven’t had a crossing supervisor before.
Most school zones are in effect from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm and 4pm when higher fines and demerit points apply.
To see the full list of all new School Crossing Supervisors announced within the program so far, go to: https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/downloads/scs-locations.pdf