End of an era for Woy Woy

12 February 2014

End of an era for Woy Woy

Member for Gosford, Chris Holstein, today joined the community in thanking Kerry Moore and Sueanne Rose for their part in keeping hundreds of children safe as they made their way across Ocean Beach Road on their way to and from school.

Between them, they have had seven children attend Woy Woy South Public School.

Kerry, 65, has been school crossing supervisor, known affectionately as a lollilop lady, for more than 10 years, sharing the role with Sueanne, 61, who has been helping children cross safely at Ocean Beach Road for nearly 14 years.

“On Tuesday morning new pedestrian traffic lights will be made operational – the final stage in a pedestrian safety upgrade which has included the installation of other safety infrastructure such as a concrete median along the centre of the road and improved access to the carpark near the school,” Mr Holstein said.

“Sueanne and I will continue to help the children cross the road and teach them how to cross with the lights until the end of the month,” Kerry said.

“The kids are gorgeous. It’s been a joy to do the job – I’ve loved every minute of it and I will miss the kids.

“I’ve been involved with local schools for 20 years and will continue to help out with things like canteen duty when I finish up on the crossing.

Kylie Sullivan, a team member of the Roads and Maritime Services’ school crossing program in the Hunter, said she would miss working with Kerry and Sueanne.

“If I could clone these two ladies and use them at every crossing I would. They’ve been a pleasure to work with,” she said.

Sueanne, who has always lived on the Central Coast said she would miss seeing the children each week but was looking forward to the opportunity to travel.

“We have a caravan and we’re going to head off around Australia,” she said.

“The $425,000 pedestrian safety upgrade on Ocean Beach Road was identified through Roads and Maritime safety audits and consultation with stakeholders, including representatives of the school, following the decommissioning of the speed camera on Ocean Beach Road,” Mr Holstein concluded.

Media contact: Chris Holstein – 0418 796 375 or 4342 4122

View the original media release (PDF).

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