Road safety around WoodLinks State School will be boosted with the Palaszczuk Government addition of a new crossing supervisor from Term 1 next year.
The move is part of a $4.2 million commitment to increase the number of crossing supervisors across the state.
Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the new recruit would join the ranks of almost 2,000 supervisors who were already keeping young Queenslanders safe.
“Our crossing supervisor initiative builds on other road safety programs like flashing school zone signs, of which more than 1,000 have been installed around the state,” Mr McCallum.
“This is a win for WoodLinks – enrolments have continued to increase steadily since the Collingwood Park school opened its doors in 2011 and I’m sure this additional safety measure will be welcomed by the community and motorists alike.
“School crossing supervisors are some of the most well-known members of any school community, they do such an important job getting our kids to and from school.”
WoodLinks State School Acting Principal Greg Noble said the extra supervisor and crossing would deliver real safety benefits for a rapidly growing school.
“The sheer volume of foot traffic in and around our school every morning and afternoon means a supervised road crossing will benefit motorists, students and staff,” Mr Noble said.
“We look forward to welcoming a new friendly face to the WoodLinks community to start the school year in 2021, and I thank the government for this investment in student safety.”