School makes submissions to budget for speed limit measure

RURAL city administrators will reconsider their postponement of council funding for variable speed signs at Carraragarmungee Primary School.

Parents, children and teachers have long held fears for their safety due to motorists not obeying the 60km/h speed limit.

Motorists are commonly seen driving past the school at 100km/h, flouting road laws and the school council has voiced its concern through 80 letters to council in support of new signage.

They want variable speed signs with flashing lights, the same which are located at many schools in the rural city – an item that will cost $30,000.

But after the decision made by council last week to postpone the potential provision of funding until its mid-year budget review in December, the school has made submissions to the draft 2015-16 budget.

Adam Lide, a member of the school council, has been a key proponent behind the push and he has written a submission to have the required $30,000 included when the budget is adopted by council on June 9.

The school and Mr Lide have been voicing their concern, but urge council to decide on the matter earlier.

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