Adjournment - Ararat West PS school crossing safety

29 August 2023

Martha HAYLETT (Ripon) (19:06): (314)

My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. The action I seek is that the minister joins me in Ararat to inspect the safety of the school crossing at Ararat West Primary School.

I have been contacted by many concerned local parents who fear their kids are not safe to cross the current school crossing on Banfield Street. The lollipop lady does not feel safe to go out on the road, as cars fly over the hill and seem to not want to stop to allow young kids to cross the road.

Police also often have to patrol the area and enforce the speed limit, with many local motorists not obeying the current speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour.

I am eager to see improvements made for pedestrian safety around Ararat West Primary School so that our local kids can get to and from school without fear of a horrible collision.

I would welcome the chance for the minister to inspect the crossing with me and discuss how we can improve it for Ararat West Primary School students and the broader community.