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New carpark to replace slippery verge at Jarrahdale Primary School

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has moved to improve safety for parents and students of Jarrahdale Primary School...

17 April 2018

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has moved to improve safety for parents and students of Jarrahdale Primary School by approving construction of an $80,000 carpark along Wanliss Street.

The project, which was ratified by Council on March 26, will see the installation of 12 sealed parking bays to replace an existing gravel verge blamed for numerous falls in recent years.

The Shire will fund half the project through its 2017/18 capital and maintenance budget, with an equal contribution to come from the Department of Education.

Shire President Cr Michelle Rich said the existing unsealed verge had caused several minor injuries and was being replaced to prevent future accidents.

“The school initially asked for the verge to be concreted, however, given the lack of car parking available to parents, we thought the best solution was to convert the verge into a sealed car park,” Cr Rich said.

“This will have the dual benefit of providing a safe space for parents to pick-up and drop-off their children each day, while preventing the kind of slips caused by loose gravel.”

The Shire will reallocate funds towards the carpark from its general road verge maintenance budget.