Delivering on our commitments: every school in Tweed now has flashing lights

21 November 2014

Minister for Roads and Freight and Minister for the North Coast Duncan Gay and Member for Tweed and Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Roads Geoff Provest today were on hand to install the final set of flashing lights in the Tweed at Duranbah Public School.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to protecting our most vulnerable and inexperienced road users – our children,” Mr Gay said.

“That’s why we have committed $32 million to ensure every school zone in NSW has flashing lights.

“Today is a great day because now every school in the Tweed has a set of flashing lights.

“These are the lights Labor’s Walt Secord said we wouldn’t deliver.

“While they are out there being loose with the truth, this Government is doing what it said it would.

“We will deliver flashing lights to every school in this state by the end of next year – under Labor no schools would have flashing lights.

“No government in the history of this great state has delivered this level of safety for our school zones and I am proud we have delivered on our commitment for the Tweed,” MrGay said.

Mr Provest said this was a great reminder this NSW Government was delivering safer roads right across the Tweed.

“In the Tweed, seven sets of flashing lights were delivered, as part of the Phase One high risk roll out and 32 were delivered as part of Phase Two,” Mr Provest said.

“Every school zone from Tweed Heads to Buringbar now has flashing lights.

“This initiative is a win for everyone because it improves the safety of kids around schools in the Tweed and reminds drivers when school zones are operating.”

MEDIA: Siobhan McCarthy 0407 791 802 (Minister Gay)

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