In Parliament

Constituency Question - Hampton East School Crossing



Thursday, 20 June 2024.

Mr NEWBURY (Brighton) (14:48):

My constituency question is to the Premier, and I ask how my local community can ensure the State Labor Government funds a much-needed pedestrian crossing in Dane Road.

The crossing will service the students from Hampton East School, a school that provides for students with additional needs.

Hampton East School is newly merged and educates young people from Prep to year 12. With the increase in students at the site, there is a new need to enhance local safety.

As young student Connor said to me, ‘We’ve already had some near misses of students getting hurt,’ and as student Danny said, ‘It’s difficult for students to cross the road safely.’ As student Kelsey said to me, ‘We have no crossing to make it safe to cross our road.’

We need to remember these pleas come from young people with special needs.

The community agrees with the calls and has started a petition in support.

Premier, this school and the local community deserve to be safe, and we call on the Labor Government to ensure their safety.