School zone extended outside St Joseph's College at Hunters Hill

21 May 2018

Walking to and from school is now much safer along Mary and Mark streets near St Joseph’s College at Hunters Hills with the existing school zone extended.

Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts MP, said the existing 40 km/h school zone along Mary Street was extended 45 metres and the school zone along Mark Street extended a short length to increase safety for school children.

“Roads and Maritime Services recently carried out a review of the road after a request from the school,” Mr Roberts said.

“After the review was completed, it was determined the existing school zones on Mary and Mark streets would be extended as these roads are where children’s activities are concentrated.

“In general 40 km/h school zones are provided on roads with an active direct access point from the school.

“School zones help protect children on their way to and from school at times and places where they are often present in high numbers.

“This lower speed limit will reduce the risk and potential severity of a crash.”

The new 40 km/h school zone will operate from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm on gazetted school days.

Mr Roberts said motorists are reminded to drive to the speed limits at all times for the safety of all road users.

“The new school zones came in to effect from Tuesday, 15 May 2018 so motorists are reminded to keep an eye out for the new zones.

“Motorists and the community are thanked for their patience while work is carried out.”

Members of the community can sign up at the Safer Roads NSW website to receive updates about changes to permanent speed limits in their nominated area.

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