Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Hon Troy Buswell BEc MLA

Former Treasurer; Minister for Transport

    More schools to receive flashing 40kmh signs

    28/11/2013 12:00 AM
     
    • Another 66 WA schools to get electronic flashing lights to highlight 40kmh speed zones
    • 171 schools already protected by flashing electronic school zone signs
    • $36m to ensure all approximately 1,070 school zones will be covered in the next four years (approx. 630 in the metropolitan area and 440 in the regions)

    An additional 66 West Australian schools will have electronic flashing speed zone signs installed over the next seven months. 

     

    Transport Minister Troy Buswell today released the 2013-14 list of schools to receive the safety lights, which was part of an election commitment to install electronic flashing speed signs at every school with a 40kmh school zone across the State.

     

    “The State Government has made road safety one of its top priorities and accordingly, we have increased the rate of installation of these signs,” Mr Buswell said.

     

    “These lights will improve safety for children as they are an excellent way to raise drivers’ awareness that they are entering a different speed zone and to make sure they slow down.

     

    “Today’s list of schools shows the State Government is committed to installing these signs at every, approximately 1,070, public and private schools with a 40kmh school zone across the State over the next four years.”

     

    This year’s program will mean 237 school zones will be protected by the flashing lights across Western Australia. The boost to the flashing lights program has been made possible by the allocation of $2.5million from the Road Trauma Trust Account.

     

    “Funding from this account are the proceeds from all red light and speed camera collections which we are using to increase the safety of children attending school throughout the State,” the Minister said.

     

    “It is not possible to install the signs at all schools in the short term, but the priority is being given to those locations which experience the greatest potential hazards.”

     

    Last year the Liberal National Government doubled its funding and installation rate for the flashing signs at school zones.

     

          Fact File

    • Solar powered electronic flashing school zone signs are being rolled out at school zones to improve safety
    • 40 kmh school zones operate on school days from 7:30-9am and 2:30-4pm
    • The electronic signs are linked remotely to Main Roads Traffic Operations Centre and are able to self-report faults etc
    • The typical cost to treat a school zone is in the order of $40,000

    Minister’s office - 6552 6400

     

    2013-14 Electronic School Zone Installation Program
     
    Metropolitan area (39 schools)

    Armadale Primary School

    Baldivis Primary School

    Beehive Montessori School, Mosman Park
    Beldon Primary School
    Belmont Primary School
    Bibra Lake Primary School
    Brentwood Primary School
    Butler Primary School
    Chidlow Primary School
    Clarkson Community High School
    Clayton View Primary School, Koongamia
    Cloverdale Primary School and Belmont College
    Dawson Park Primary School
    Forrestfield Primary School
    Glendale Primary School
    Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School
    Grovelands Pre Primary and Primary School and Education Support Centre, Camillo
    Guildford Primary School
    Herne Hill Primary School
    Highgate Primary School
    Kalamunda Christian School
    Kelmscott Senior High School
    Kensington Secondary School
    Kent Street Senior High School, East Victoria Park
    Kingsley Primary School
    Kolbe Catholic College, Rockingham
    Mel Maria Catholic Primary School/Pater Noster Campus, Myaree
    Newman College Marian Campus, Floreat
    Sevenoaks Senior College, Cannington
    Somerly Primary School
    Southern River College
    South Ballajura Primary School
    Spearwood Alternative School
    Spearwood Primary School
    The Silver Tree Steiner School, Parkerville
    Subiaco Primary School
    Wesley College
     
    Regional areas (27 schools)
     
    Goldfields-Esperance (3 schools)
    Boulder Primary School
    Salmon Gums Primary
    South Kalgoorlie Primary
     
    Pilbara (1 school)
    Dampier Primary School Zone
     
    South-West (7 schools)
    Harvey Senior High School
    Pinjarra Senior High School
    St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Withers
    Eaton Community College
    Grace Christian School, Glen Iris
    Bunbury John Calvin School and Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School, Glen Iris
     
    Gascoyne (5 schools)
    Exmouth District High School
    Carnarvon Senior High School
    Carnarvon Christian School
    East Carnarvon Primary School
    Shark Bay School
     
    Mid-West (5 schools)
    St Francis Xavier Primary School and Nagle Catholic College, Geraldton CBD School Precinct
    Geraldton Senior High and Geraldton Primary School, CBD School Precinct
    Rangeway Primary School
     
    Great Southern (2 schools)
    Mt Barker Senior High School
    North Albany Senior High School
     
    Wheatbelt north (4 schools)
    Trayning Primary School
    Miling Primary School
    Moora Primary School
    Saint Mary's Primary School, Merredin