7 November 2018

MAJOR SAFETY BOOST FOR WOORI YALLOCK PRIMARY SCHOOL

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping students and parents safe at Woori Yallock Primary School,
installing electronic speed signs outside the school.

The $120,000 investment follows a concerted effort by Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria,
Jaclyn Symes, and Labor candidate for Eildon, Sally Brennan, to have the current signs replaced with
electronic ones.

The electronic signs will replace the static signs to make it easier for drivers to know that they must slow
down through school zones at pick up and drop off times to keep kids safe.

Kylie Davey, from the Woori Yallock PS School Council, said “Our school council has fought for five years to get 40km flashing signs at our school, and we were always told that we didn’t meet the criteria and therefore not eligible. So we’re absolutely thrilled that the Labor Government has approved the installation of these signs at our school.”

Ms Symes announced that works will soon get underway to install these new speed signs.
The signs will highlight the speed limit during school times to help address safety concerns of the school
community for students, families and teachers.

“This is a marvellous win for the local community, Labor is investing in these new speed signs to boost
safety for the hundreds of kids, parents and teachers that travel in this area every day,” Ms Symes said.

“These new electronic signs will go a long way in keeping our kids safe and improving safety near Woori
Yallock Primary School.”

“I want to thank Sally Brennan for her strong advocacy for this safety upgrade.

“Imagine what Sally can do for the Eildon electorate if she is elected, this is a great result.”

More than 5,200 vehicles travel through this section of Healesville-Koo Wee Rup Road each day.

The safety upgrade is part of the Labor Government’s $5 million school road safety package, aimed at
improving high-risk roads near local schools.

This road safety package was announced in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 and delivers upgrades, crossing
improvements and electronic speed limit signs across Victorian school zones.