Parking for Tyabb Primary School
An elected Liberal Nationals Government will commit $500,000 to build a new car park on a site adjacent to Tyabb Primary School.
Insufficient room on school grounds has led to parents having to park on busy Mornington-Tyabb Road during peak drop off and pick up times.
Mornington-Tyabb Road has just one lane in either direction and is a feeder for the Peninsula Link Freeway. The road carries a high volume of traffic including cars, tankers and B-Doubles, passing just feet away from parents’ waiting cars. Parents often have other children in their vehicles.
The school and its community have been fighting for a solution to this very dangerous situation for many years. Families should not be forced to wait in their cars, on a busy, dangerous and narrow road, when dropping off or picking up their children from school.
If this situation is left as it is, it’s just a matter of time before there is a serious accident.
During the previous Coalition Government, Member for Hastings Neale Burgess secured $45,000 funding so the school could investigate a solution to this dangerous situation. The Andrews Labor Government did not consider this important safety issue a priority and has refused to fund the solution ever since.
Comments attributable to Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess:
“Enabling school communities to arrive at and leave their local school in safely, should be a priority for a state government. The Andrews Labor Government has taken politics to a new all-time low by refusing to fund this critically important safety upgrade.”
“I have continued to raise this life threatening situation in Parliament with both the Minister for Education and Minister for Roads and neither has been willing to help”.
If elected in November, one of the first priorities of a Guy Government, will be to give students, their families and teachers, a safe way to arrive and leave Tyabb Primary School.”
“Only the Liberal Nationals are committed to providing a safe way for parents and their children to arrive and leave the Tyabb Primary school”.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minster for Environment, Nick Wakeling:
“Tyabb Primary School parents and teachers have become increasingly concerned about the significant dangers posed by the lack of a car park.
“It’s not right that the safety of this local school community is being ignored by the Andrews Labor Government”.