Treasurer and Mulgrave MP Curtis Pitt said the solution would be fully funded by the Palaszczuk Government.
“I’ve been working on this issue since 2014 with the then local Councillor Rob Pyne, and I have continued to raise it with the successive Main Roads Ministers – advocating for this improvement for the safety of our students,” Mr Pitt said.
“I’d like to thank Minister Mark Bailey for his willingness to help find a solution and to respond to calls from our local community.
“Speaking with parents and the school’s principal and having tabled a petition in Parliament on their behalf, I know this is an announcement that will be welcomed by the local community.
“We promised to be consultative Government that listens to locals and that’s what we’ve done.
“There is already a signalised intersection at Foster Road, so I’m confident the introduction of crossing supervisors will give peace of mind that all we can do to make children’s’ safety around the school even greater.
“There are other highway crossing points such as those at Gordonvale that I’ll continue to advocate for so we can never be complacent – the safety of our students will require ongoing education and support.”
Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey said that improving safety around schools is one of the Government’s highest priorities.
“We want to help ensure Queensland students have the safest journey possible when they leave their homes in the morning and return in the afternoon,” Mr Bailey said.
“This supervised school crossing will ensure a safer journey for students who cross the Bruce Highway.
“We encourage all students and parents to employ the safest possible measures when crossing roads, especially the busy Bruce Highway.”
The Palaszczuk Government is working with White Rock State School to introduce road safety programs and encourages all parents, students and staff to participate.