School Crossing Supervisor program fast tracked

5 June 2020

NSW children travelling to and from school are safer than ever before with 80 new school crossing supervisors now in place across the state.

The NSW Government last year announced plans to fast track its $18.5 million commitment to improve student safety with the addition of an extra 300 school crossing supervisors, delivering them in three years instead of four.

Minister for Roads Andrew Constance and Minister for Regional Roads Paul Toole said the Government was committed to keeping the State’s youngest road users safe.

"Transport for NSW has worked hard to select locations and recruit the first round of 80 "lollipop people" and get them in place as quickly as possible, with the first ones starting at Claremont Meadows and Goulburn public schools in mid-September 2019," Mr Constance said.

"The final three are now escorting children across the road in Mosman, Manly and Cremorne.

Mr Toole said Transport for NSW is already assessing and prioritising nominations for the next round of the program, with locations to be announced soon.

"More than 850 crossings now have these important safety monitors in place to make sure our kids get to school safely including at Nowra, Tamworth and Junee," Mr Toole said.

"Importantly, every school which asked for a crossing supervisor in the first round received one."

School crossing supervisors are part of a suite of measures the NSW Government has implemented to keep kids safe within the state’s school zones.  Other measures include 40 km/h speed limits and high visibility safety features like signs, dragon’s teeth road markings and flashing lights.

Visit the Centre for Road Safety website.

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