Rockingham roads blessed ahead of Easter long weekend


City of Rockingham Deputy Mayor Deb Hamblin, Councillor Matthew Whitfield and Rivergums Primary School Principal Josh Jashari (centre) with officers from St John Ambulance and Rockingham Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service at the City’s Blessing of the Roads Ceremony.
City of Rockingham Deputy Mayor Deb Hamblin, Councillor Matthew Whitfield and Rivergums Primary School Principal Josh Jashari (centre) with officers from St John Ambulance and Rockingham Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service at the City’s Blessing of the Roads Ceremony.

IN PREPARATION for the busy Easter road usage, City of Rockingham held its Blessing of the Roads Ceremony on April 6.

Representatives from the police, emergency services and the City attended a service conducted by Pastor Johan De Swardt at Rivergums Primary School, Baldivis.

The symbolic gesture serves to remind us all of our collective responsibility towards road safety during the upcoming school holidays.

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City of Rockingham Deputy Mayor Deb Hamblin urged drivers to take care.

“Easter is a special time for many of us but it is also one of the worst periods for fatalities on WA roads,” she said.

“Road safety is a shared responsibility.

“No one wants to remember these holidays for tragic reasons so I urge you all take road safety seriously, no matter how far you travel this weekend.

“Plan ahead, give yourself plenty of time to arrive at your destination, switch drivers if you’re on a long journey or ensure you take a rest break.”

Cr Hamblin said Rivergums Primary School was chosen for the ceremony as a nod towards the wonderful work it and other primary schools had on promoting road safety such as congestion and parking.

“It is fantastic to see schools such as Rivergums Primary School taking such an active role in promoting road safety and helping to save lives,” she said.