Bathurst Public School is one of 19 regional schools to see a safety boost, with recruitment to commence soon for a new school crossing supervisor at George Street.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said it was a win for the local school community.
“Lollipop men and women are so important in helping keep our youngest road users safe,” Mr Toole said.
“School zones are one of the safest areas of the NSW road network, with not a single child pedestrian fatality in an active school zone since 2013.
“I strongly encourage dedicated people interested in serving their community in this important and lifesaving way to keep an eye out for the job ad.”
Mr Toole said the NSW Government would roll out an additional 300 lollipop people across the state.
“Across NSW, we want children to be able to get to and from school safely,” Mr Toole said. “Under previous requirements, a school crossing had to be used by 300 cars per hour in the morning and afternoon as well as at least 50 students to be eligible for a supervisor. “We’ve changed the requirements to enable more schools to qualify for a crossing supervisor as they now only need to meet one of the criteria.” School crossing supervisors are part of a suite of measures the NSW Government has implemented within NSW school zones to keep kids safe. There is now at least one set of school zone flashing lights for every school in NSW, with more than 6000 school flashing lights now installed.
More information can be found at https://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/.