Mt Lawley: Social media helps secure second crossing warden for busy Central Avenue

Brooke Marshall and children Harper, Jonah and Beatrix, with Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman. Another crossing attendant has been secured for Central Avenue. Picture: Supplied.
Brooke Marshall and children Harper, Jonah and Beatrix, with Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman. Another crossing attendant has been secured for Central Avenue. Picture: Supplied.

FROM an idea online to reality – a second crossing warden has been secured for Central Avenue after a local raised concerns on social media.

Brooke Marshall posted on the ‘Mt Lawley – Community’ Facebook page in October last year about safety problems along the busy street.

Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman saw the post and approached Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts’ office for help, with an additional attendant joining the crossing team at the start of the new school year.

“I try to see what’s going on in the community through the various groups, but I can’t always keep up – I’m pleased we were able to get this result for the community,” Mr Millman said.

“I pay tribute to Brooke and the hard-working parents of our fantastic P&C associations, and look forward to continuing to work with them for the benefit of local children.”

Ms Marshall said the crossing was now much safer for local children.