New safety crossing delivered for Bellevue Hill Public School students

8 February 2019

Member for Vaucluse, Gabrielle Upton announced that a newly installed raisedpedestrian crossing on Birriga Road, Bellevue Hill means that pedestrians, including students and parents at Bellevue Hill Public School, can safely cross that busy road.

The project was funded by a $121,500 grant from the NSW Government together with matching funding from Woollahra Council.

“Local residents and parents at Bellevue Hill Public School asked for this safety upgrade and it was great to see work complete ahead of the start of the school year,” Ms Upton said.

Woollahra Mayor, Peter Cavanagh welcomed the funding support from the State Government for the new crossing.

“I am so pleased we have been able to improve road safety at a busy location for the children and families of Bellevue Hill Public School,” he said.

The essential work was carried out on Birriga Road just east of Victoria Road and included installing a centre median island, line marking and reconstructing the nearby footpath, road surface, grass verge and kerb.

Bellevue Hill Public School Principal, Sue Bennett also said, “The crossing greatly increases safety for all concerned - students, staff, parents and the broader community and enhances the school's green management plan allowing students towalk safely to and from school, rather than parents adding to congestion by driving them to school.

New ‘No Stopping’ signs were also installed and Woollahra Council has confirmed there is no loss of any on-street car parking spaces.

“I want to thank local residents for their patience while this important safety upgrade was carried out,” Ms Upton said.

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