Work has finally started on the long-awaited set of traffic lights at Bardia Public School.
This comes as a result of a persistent campaign by Member for Macquarie Fields Anoulack Chanthivong MP and the Bardia Public School community to significantly improve road safety at the intersection of Arthur Allen Drive and MacDonald Road.
“Since 2019, I’ve been visiting Bardia Public School and calling on the Liberal Government to fast-track the traffic lights to avert potential tragedy,” Mr Chanthivong said.
“The start of works is the green light we have all been eagerly awaiting, and I would like to thank the Bardia Public School community, particularly the Bardia Public School P&C, for their continued advocacy, tenacity and determination to see these works take shape.”
Community concerns regarding road and pedestrian safety around Bardia Public School have been ongoing since the redeveloped school opened in 2019. In a few short years, the school’s population has tripled – from 300 students to more than 1000 students.
“It is clear from my visits to Bardia Public School that the Liberal Government has failed to provide the necessary infrastructure to support the suburb’s growth,” Mr Chanthivong said.
“The roads surrounding the school are choked with congestion, parking is severely limited and parents are frustrated by daily dangerous driver behaviour.
“The good news is that families can now look forward to walking their children safely across the road at the traffic lights in early 2023.”