School drop-offs and pick-ups will be made safer at four local schools thanks to more than $210,000 in Redland City Council projects.
Redland City Deputy Mayor Cr Alan Beard said the projects were part of Council’s commitment to community safety and were jointly funded by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
“Schools are often a scene of a high amount of traffic, particularly during morning drop-offs and afternoon pick-ups; so these projects are great news as they will improve safety for students, parents, staff and the wider community,” he said.
Council community wellbeing spokesperson Cr Wendy Boglary said the first of the School Safe projects was currently under construction at Star of the Sea School in Cleveland, with three other projects to be completed by the end of the year.
“During the current school holidays Council is constructing 270 metres of new path on Passage Street and Queen Street to improve accessibility for children and parents at the Star of the Sea School. Work is expected to be completed by mid October.
“Three more projects will then be constructed at other schools during the Christmas school holidays as part of a program of works.”
The future projects are a new 220 metre path along Vintage Drive and crossing point for Bayview State School, a 330 metre path along Syracuse Street and Caswell Street near Redland Bay State School and an upgrade of signage and road/path markings for Birkdale South State School.
Cr Boglary said works had been timed to lessen the impact on schools and the community.
“By undertaking construction during school holidays Council is avoiding major disruptions and safety concerns related to school traffic,” Cr Boglary said.