Kilmore school traffic concerns raised in Parliament
08 August 2018
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan has expressed concern that the safety of students at three major schools in Kilmore is being put at risk by a lack of traffic infrastructure.
Speaking in Parliament, Ms Ryan asked the government to work with Mitchell Shire and local schools to improve the safety of students in the school precinct.
“Parents and teachers have raised concerns with me about the safety of students, particularly after a student was recently hit by a car – thankfully at a very low speed,” Ms Ryan said.
“The close proximity of St Patrick’s Primary School, Kilmore Primary School and Assumption College means about 2500 students leave school at the same time every day in this precinct.
“Combine this with school pick up traffic, school busses and those riding bikes and scooters and you have a recipe for disaster.”
Ms Ryan said she would continue to push for government agencies to work with Mitchell Shire, the school and the wider community to find an appropriate solution.
“Mitchell Shire has allocated $159,000 to install footpaths across the shire and I understand part of this work will include a new footpath on the northern side of the Kilmore-Lancefield Road between Willowmavin Estate and Church St,” Ms Ryan said.
“The lack of footpaths has been highlighted as a huge concern, but there is more that can be done.
“Measures like improved line markings, more signage and the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Lancefield Rd and Conway St also need to be examined,” Ms Ryan said.