Parking and traffic issues to improve at Hillarys Primary School

Parent Stephen Krestchmer, Hillarys Primary School principal Ron Chesny and Hillarys MLA Peter Katsambanis.
Parent Stephen Krestchmer, Hillarys Primary School principal Ron Chesny and Hillarys MLA Peter Katsambanis.

PARKING and traffic issues at Hillarys Primary School are set to improve.

Hillarys MLA Peter Katsambanis has welcomed the Department of Education’s decision to prioritise and approve $200,000 funding to address the issues as part of the 2018-19 Traffic Management Program.

Earlier this year, Mr Katsambanis raised in Parliament the significant parking and traffic issues at the school after hearing from concerned parents and local residents of the growing risks for children as they attempted to cross busy roads while parents found a spot to park.

Hillarys Primary School opened in 1973 and was originally envisaged as a temporary school, with a new school to be built later at a different location.

Today, it is home to more than 580 students from kindergarten to Year 6.

Mr Katsambanis said the department had conducted an audit of parking bays at the school and concluded there was a shortfall.

“A feasibility study identified the potential for 40 additional bays along the southern boundary of the school site,” he said.

“Having funding secured to expand the number of parking bays is a great result for the local community, for students and their families.”