January 23, 2023

Member for The Entrance, David Mehan, urges the proposal for a pedestrian refuge outside Lisarow Primary School be scrapped by Transport for NSW, as it’s unsafe for students and the community.

 School access, via MacDonalds Rd, has always had a marked zebra crossing providing a safe option to cross.

 ‘We need a secure crossing to continue for our community at this busy location. One that prioritises children over cars’, said Mr Mehan.

 Both Central Coast Council and the school P&C have advised Transport for NSW that a marked zebra crossing outside the school is the preferred and safest option.

 Transport for NSW has responded as follows:

 “TfNSW is undertaking a review of the proposed design to consider removing the painted zebra crossing and replace it with a pedestrian refuge. TfNSW consulted Central Coast Council and Lisarow Public School during November 2022. The consultation is ongoing. TfNSW is also reviewing school zone signage for Lisarow Public School. TfNSW will continue to keep Central Coast Council, Lisarow Public School, School Infrastructure and the Department of Education informed about the future of the painted zebra crossing.  

 No changes to the current painted zebra crossing adjacent to Lisarow Public School will be made until the review is completed and key stakeholders and the community are advised of the outcome.” 

 “I’m surprised this is taking so long. Transport for NSW doesn’t need a review, it just needs to listen to the community and provide the safe zebra crossing our children deserve,” said Mr Mehan.