School safety ensured

By Emma Prior

Gilmore Street has received a number of transformations recently with a road upgrade undertaken to increase safety.

Now there is a kerb and channel on one side of the road and the beginning of a concrete footpath along the roadside.

Yarrawonga College P-12 College Principal Damien Keel said the upgrade will be beneficial to all students and parents with accessibility and safety and stage one (northern end) is moving along nicely.

“The area is going to be fantastic for our students with major upgrades to safety and usability,” Mr Keel said.

“In the interim Yarrawonga College P-12 will provide parking for parents with students at the P-4 campus and those students starting year five at the 5-8 campus in the first week of term.  

“These parks will be accessible from the Woods Road entry point, (similar to what was set up for the P-4 Christmas Concert) and   closed off after Friday, January 31.

“Parents will still be able to drop their children off on the Woods Road Kiss and Drop area for Prep to year eight students, also at the southern end of the Gilmore Street road. 

“Parents are not permitted to use staff car parks or park for long periods in any of the visitor car parking areas.”

Since January 31 parents have not been able to park on campus and are required to either use the Kiss and Drop point on Woods Road or alternatively park on the southern end of Gilmore Street or Woods Road.

Moira Shire General Manager Infrastructure Andrew Close said the works are proposed to be finished by mid this month with not too much disruption to the school year.

“Works are progressing well and we aim to have stage 1 completed by mid-February, subject to no further delays caused by wet weather,” Mr Close said.

“We would like to thank the community and especially Yarrawonga College P-12 for their support and patience during these much-needed works.”