Further Investment Towards Glenvale State School Street Safety

Toowoomba South MP David Janetzki at Glenvale State School with P and C President Mel Greensill

Member for Toowoomba South David Janetzki has committed $60,000 to install flashing school zone lights on McDougall Street at Glenvale State School if an LNP government is elected in October.

Mr Janetzki said there were currently no flashing lights, which sees a significant number of students crossing the busy street often used by large vehicles.

“A set of flashing school zone lights will work in conjunction with the new planned drop-off zone and car park off Glenvale Road to improve safety for students, their families and staff,” he said.

P and C President Mel Greensill is delighted that flashing lights on McDougall Street will help make the school community safer.

“Given that parents are starting to walk their children to school with the warmer weather, they need to be confident that drivers know where they’re travelling and to remain vigilant,” Mrs Greensill said.

“Pairing the flashing signs with the new drop off zones will add an enormous amount of safety to drop off time that we didn’t have 12 to 18 months ago. Drivers still need to be extremely cautious when travelling around the school during peak times,” she said.

The western and southern suburbs of Toowoomba will add 30,000 residents over the next 30 years increasing congestion and demanding thoughtful Council planning.

“It’s exciting to know the drop-off zone and car park off Glenvale Road will commence construction in the next 6 months but there remains much to be done,” Mr Janetzki said.

“Growth of this significance requires more Council amenities, including footpaths, a plan for a new south west Toowoomba high school and the long-term congestion busting Highfields to Westbrook connector,” he said.

“I will continue fighting to ensure that our growing southern and western Toowoomba suburbs get their fair of Council and state government funding,” he said.