With more than half the student population of Jewells Primary School required to cross a dangerous road each day to get to school, a pedestrian crossing and the establishment of a 40km/h School Zone with flashing lights is desperately needed for Ntaba Road, Jewells.

Approximately 270 students from Jewells Primary School live on the western side of Ntaba Road – the main road in and out of Jewells, and must cross it each day to walk to school.

For more than a decade, the school community has been calling for the establishment of a School Zone and pedestrian crossing to be built between Fencott Drive and Lepton Parade.

Today the Shadow Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Jodi McKay joined Member for Swansea Yasmin Catley and community members to call on the NSW Government to upgrade Ntaba Road, Jewells to enhance visibility and allow school children to cross safely.

The school community has launched a petition calling on the NSW Government to address their concerns for student safety.

Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Roads Jodi McKay:

“The community here in Jewells has clearly done their homework, and it is time for the State Government to listen to them.

Quotes attributable to Member for Swansea Yasmin Catley:

“I’ve been listening to the school community and they are understandably worried about their kids crossing Ntaba Road. Without a 40km/h School Zone and pedestrian crossing, this is a dangerous road for school children.

Quotes attributable to Jewells Primary School P&C Secretary Lis Evans:

“The Jewells Primary School Community has been asking for a solution to improve safety along Ntaba Road for over ten years.”

“We want to encourage our kids to lead healthy lifestyles, but at the moment, it’s not safe for them to be crossing Ntaba Road, making it tough for them to cycle or walk to school.”