Hilltops Council has been successful in securing NSW State Government funding for the construction of new bus shelters at six schools in the region.
General Manager Anthony McMahon said Council also received funding to upgrade bus areas at a further 11 schools.
“With Term 3 of the school year well underway, school bus safety is front of mind for teachers, parents and students,” Mr McMahon said.
“Ensuring school children have appropriate areas to get off the bus in the morning, and back on at the end of the day is a big part of making sure school bus drop-off and collection zones are as safe and accessible as possible for students,” he said.
Mr McMahon explained the $82,000 funding was awarded by Transport for NSW under the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme.
“As part of the grant funding allocated by the NSW Government, new shelters will be built at six schools across the region, with a further 11 schools to benefit from the provision of ‘hard-stand’ zones, designed to ensure the areas where students get on and off the bus, are accessible,” Mr McMahon said.
New shelters will be constructed at the following schools:
- Jugiong Public School;
- St Joseph’s Primary School, Boorowa;
- Murringo Public School;
- Rye Park Public School;
- Bribbaree Public School; and
- Maimuru Public School.
Locations for the 11 designated upgrades will be determined based on need among remaining schools in the Hilltops LGA.
Anthony McMahon, Hilltops Council – 02 6380 1200.