Port Kennedy school carpark to be repaired if Labor wins, says Warnbro MLA

Port Kennedy school carpark to be repaired if Labor wins, says Warnbro MLA

A DANGEROUS Port Kennedy school carpark that resembles a dust bowl in summer and a huge muddy puddle in winter will finally be repaired if Labor wins the March 11 State Election.

Warnbro MLA Paul Papalia said the Labor Party would commit $150,000 from a community fund to fix the chaotic and dangerous traffic issue at the Rockingham Lakes Primary School.

Mr Papalia said a carpark and “kiss and drive” facility would be built on the site.

Rockingham Lakes parents and citizens association president Kelly Daraz said she was passionate about getting the carpark fixed.

“Parents have to either park in the dust bowl or the mud puddle in winter,” she said.

“We have two schools here and there is not even enough room for our teachers to park.

“We have got 750 children and it’s such a safety issue, and it’s something we’ve been fighting for the last 10 years.”

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The congestion is also affecting the nearby Bethanie Waters Lifestyle Village retirement centre.

The village committee’s president Paul Fricker said he was concerned about the ongoing traffic congestion.

“Something needs to be done or someone is going to get seriously hurt,” he said.

“I’ve got a picture of a bus swerving to miss a car, that’s how dangerous it is.”

Local resident Aaron Cheney said dust was always blowing around the school, affecting nearby houses, and the uneven surface on the carpark was a safety hazard.

Ms Daraz said the campus, was about 13 years old and had never had a dedicated parents’ carpark.