Student safety a priority at Pelaw Main Public School
Council, teachers, parents and students welcomed completed works at Pelaw Main Public School that make getting to and from school a whole lot safer.
Cessnock City Council undertook extensive works in the school zone to make it safer during peak times of drop-off and pick up after the community expressed concern about the existing infrastructure.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said safety at schools is a priority and Council was very keen to carry out the upgrades. “Councillor Darrin Gray raised the safety issues being experienced at the school. Councillors agreed something needed to be done sooner rather than later.”
“It is fantastic we have been able to improve the safety of the school community at Pelaw Main. The feedback has been very positive with the formalised parking, crossing and new signage making a big difference to not only pedestrians but drivers,” Cr Pynsent said.
The upgrades include construction of formal car parking, children’s crossing, drainage works, footpath, signs, line marking and kerb blisters to narrow down the crossing width for increased pedestrian safety.
Council reallocated funds from the Bridges Construction Program to the Traffic Facilities Program to fund the works after Council was successful in receiving additional grant funding for projects under the Bridges Construction Program.