Background

Council has secured funding through the Federal and State Government's Stimulus Commitment Road Safety Program: School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program Round 1 and 2. The School Zone Infrastructure Sub Program is making it safer for pedestrians on their way to and from school, and when walking within school zones. It is part of the $540 million NSW Federal Road Safety Program.

Under the Program Council is upgrading and installing new road safety treatments including:

  • pedestrian refuges;
  • kerb ramps;
  • kerb blisters;
  • footpaths;
  • pedestrian fencing;
  • signage;
  • lighting at pedestrian facilities;
  • and wombat crossings.

These improvements can help save lives by reducing car speeds within school zones and giving pedestrians safe route options when walking to and from school.

Council is communicating with schools and residents in the immediate vicinity before construction commences. Construction of these projects will take place between August 2021 and June 2023.

A full list of works is provided below.

Work schedule

Works to be done Status
Pedestrian refuge, kerb blisters, signage and line marking on Attunga Street

Completed

Pedestrian crossing lighting Lighting design underway. Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian fencing and concrete refuges on Calala Lane Completed
Lighting at pedestrian refuge
on Calala Lane roundabout
Completed
Pedestrian access improvements Design and construction early 2023
Works to be done Status
Lighting at crossing points to be constructed on Bourke Street, Brisbane Street and Raglan Street Lighting design underway. Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Pedestrian access improvements for Brisbane Street near Levien Avenue. Pedestrian refuge, kerb blisters, signage and linemarking Construction taking place Feb-March 2023
Pedestrian access improvements for Brisbane Street near Raglan Street. Pedestrian refuge, kerb blisters, signage and linemarking Construction taking place Feb-March 2023
Pedestrian access improvements for Bourke Street near Raglan Street. Kerb blisters, cut through of existing median to connect to existing path, signage and linemarking Construction taking place Feb-March 2023
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian access improvements on Moore Creek Road Design and construction early 2023
Lighting at pedestrian refuges to be constructed on Moore Creek Road Design and construction early 2023
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian refuge lighting Lighting design underway.
Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Kerb blisters, stormwater improvements, sigange and linemarking on Ogunbil Road Construction in January 2023
Works to be done Status
Walking route improvement. Pedestrian refuge, kerb blisters, signage and linemarking at the corner of Fitzroy and Upper Streets Design and construction early 2023
Walking route improvement. Pedestrian refuge, kerb blisters, signage and linemarking at the corner of White and Carthage Streets Design and construction early 2023
Walking route improvement. Pedestrian refuge, kerb blisters, signage and linemarking at the corner of White and Upper Streets Design and construction early 2023
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian refuge lighting, Hillvue Road Lighting design underway. Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Wombat crossing, kerb blisters, signs and linemarking Wombat crossing, signs and linemarking complete. Kerb blisters to be installed April 2023.
Pedestrian refuge on John Street Completed
Pedestrian refuge on Duri Road Completed
Pedestrian refuge on Warral Road, signage and linemarking Completed
Robert Street intersection with Warral Road. Pedestrian refuge, signage and line marking Construction January - March 2023

Works to be done Status
Wombat crossing, signage and linemarking on Denman Avenue between Field and Irvine Streets Design and construction early 2023
Pedestrian refuge lighting, Denman Avenue Lighting design underway.
Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Fencing, pedestrian refuge and kerb blisters on Denman Avenue Completed
Pedestrian refuge on Gate Street Design and construction early 2023
Pedestrian refuge with kerb blisters on Denman Avenue, north of Barber Street Construction February - March 2023

Denman Avenue received improvements to an existing crossing with the installation of a pedestrian refuge, kerb blisters, signage and line-marking.

Works to be done Status
Pedestrian refuge lighting Lighting design underway. Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Pedestrian crossing improvements on Arthur Street Civil works complete, signage to be installed.
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian refuge lighting Lighting design underway. Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Pedestrian improvements Civil works complete, signage to be installed.
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian refuge lighting Lighting design underway. Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Lane way pedestrian improvements Completed

Charles Street received improvements to an existing crossing with the installation of kerb blisters, signage and line-marking.

Works to be done Status
Pedestrian refuge and kerb blisters, signage and linemarking, on Nundle Road Construction March-May 2023
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian refuge lighting Lighting design underway.
Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Pedestrian crossing improvements, pedestrian refuge and kerb blisters Design and construction early 2023
Works to be done Status
Install kerb blisters, signage and linemarking on Kirkham Crescent Design and construction early 2023
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian refuge lighting Lighting design underway. Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Kerb blisters, signage and linemarking on Gunnedah Road Construction March-May 2023
Works to be done Status
Footpath, signs and line marking on Milkmaid Street, connecting the school to the bus stop on Scotland Road Design and construction early 2023
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian refuge lighting Lighting design underway. Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Wombat crossing full carriageway Design and construction early 2023
Pedestrian access improvements via David Street Design and construction early 2023
Pedestrian access improvements via Robert Street Design and construction early 2023
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian refuge lighting, Kathleen Street Lighting design underway. Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Kerb blisters, signage and linemarking on Jean Street Design and construction early 2023
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian fencing along bus pick up zone Completed
Wombat crossing, kerb blisters, path, lighting, signage and linemarking on the Brisbane Street and Upper Street intersection Design and construction early 2023
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian refuge lighting Lighting design underway. Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Pedestrian refuge, kerb blisters, pedestrian fencing, lighting, signage and linemarking on Kent Street
Construction schedule for February-March 2023. Lighting to be installed March-May 2023
Kerb blisters, pedestrian fencing, lighting, sigange and linemarking on Petra Avenue Construction schedule for February-March 2023. Lighting to be installed March-May 2023
Kerb blisters, pedestrian fencing, lighting, sigange and linemarking on Petra Avenue Construction schedule for February-March 2023. Lighting to be installed March-May 2023
Works to be done Status
Pedestrian fencing, kerb blisters, and pedestrian refuge on Gunnedah Road Construction schedule for February-March 2023
Pedestrian refuge lighting Lighting design underway. Construction anticipated March-May 2023
Kerb blisters and pedestrian refuge on Marathon Street Construction schedule for February-March 2023