Parents, teachers and children at Camden Public School are thrilled to know that they will soon be safer as they travel to and from school.

Camden has received over $1.3 million for vital work to improve safety in local school zones as part of the $40.9 million School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program.

Apart from Camden Public School, other schools in the Camden LGA to benefit are Cobbitty Public School, Elderslie Public School, Spring Farm Public School, Harrington Park Public School, Gledswood Hills Public School and St Justin’s Catholic Parish Primary School.

“These schools will benefit from safety treatments such as raised pedestrian crossings, pedestrian refuges and kerb blisters, and will help pedestrians, school children, cyclists and motorists share the roads safely,” Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves said.

“The Perrottet Government is committed to helping to improve safety around our schools, and the projects in Camden will create safer pedestrian connections for children, their parents and carers, and the school community.”  

NSW Minister for Metropolitan Roads Natalie Ward said road infrastructure at schools in metropolitan areas will receive substantial upgrades, with more than $40.9 million going towards at least 250 projects.

“This program will help make our roads safer for not just children but also their parents, carers and school communities,” Mrs Ward said.

The program is a part of the Australian Government’s Road Safety Program, which supports the fast roll-out of life-saving safety works on Australia’s roads.

“This is a big win for locals, and I am so pleased to have this investment in our community,” Mr Sidgreaves said.