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Randwick Council announces school pedestrian safety improvement blitz

Published Date
10/05/2021
News Topic
Upgrades & Improvements
Wombat crossings are raised pedestrian crossings that substantially reduce the potential for serious pedestrian injuries.

Wombats are invading Randwick City – wombat crossings that is.

Pedestrian safety will be improved at 29 locations across Randwick City with the construction of new raised crossings known as ‘wombat’ crossings and pedestrian refuge islands as well as the installation of new traffic signals at a known collision blackspot in Randwick City.

The projects will be undertaken throughout 2021 and 2022 as part of a $4.375M grant recently awarded to Council under the Federal Stimulus Road Safety Program School Zones project.

Randwick Mayor Danny Said explained the works will improve safety for residents, school children and motorists.

“I’m very pleased that Council has been able to secure these funds to deliver some important safety improvements near local schools.

“Wombat crossings are like zebra crossings but are built upon a raised platform. This makes them more conspicuous and reduces the speed of vehicles traversing the crossing. Research has shown that wombat crossings substantially lower the potential for fatal or serious injuries to pedestrians.

“We’ll also be building more pedestrian refuge islands which provide a safer location for pedestrians to wait for a gap in traffic while crossing wider or busy roads,” explains Mayor Said.

Nearby residents and schools will be notified about the dates for the upcoming works.

A typical example of a 'wombat' crossing.

The 29 projects are as follows (or download a PDF list PDF, 468.42 KB):

No

School area

Location and project

1

Our Lady of the Annunciation Primary School / South Sydney High School / Champagnat Catholic College

Sturt Street (west of Paton Street), Kingsford - Install raised pedestrian (wombat) crossing

2

Our Lady of the Annunciation Primary School / South Sydney High School / Champagnat Catholic College

Fitzgerald Avenue (at Robey Street), Maroubra - Install pedestrian refuge

3

Our Lady of the Annunciation Primary School / South Sydney High School / Champagnat Catholic College

Fitzgerald Avenue (at Walsh Street), Maroubra - Install pedestrian refuge

4

Coogee Public School

Howard Street (near Lee Street), Coogee - Install pedestrian refuge

5

Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School and Our Lady of the Rose College

Villiers Street (at Addison Street), Kensington - Install pedestrian refuge

6

St Anthony's Primary School

Arden Street (north of Clovelly Road), Clovelly - Raise existing pedestrian crossing, create wombat crossing

7

Matraville Sports High School

Anzac Pde at Franklin Street (southern intersections), Matraville - Signalise multi-carriageway intersection

8

Bridgidine College and Claremont Primary School

Perouse Road (at Aeolia Street), Randwick - Raise existing pedestrian crossing, create wombat crossing

9

Coogee Boy's Preparatory School/ Randwick Coogee Preschool /  Randwick Public School /

Botany Street (at Waratah Avenue), Randwick - Upgrade existing pedestrian refuge

10

Coogee Public School

Rainbow Street (at Ellen Street and Hendy Avenue), Coogee - Install two pedestrian refuges

11

Emanuel School/ St Margaret Mary's Catholic Primary School

King Street,  Randwick- Install pedestrian refuge near Montifiore Randwick (Head Office)

12

St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

Clovelly Road (at Knox Street), Clovelly - Install pedestrian refuge and kerb nibs

13

South Sydney High School / Our Lady of the Annunciation Primary School / Champagnat Catholic College

Maroubra Road & Hannan Street, Maroubra - Install pedestrian refuge and kerb nibs

14

Clovelly Public School /  St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

Varna Street (at Arden Street), Clovelly - Install pedestrian refuge

15

Coogee Public School / Rainbow Public School / Randwick Boy's High School / Randwick Girl's High School

Oberon Street & Higgs Street, Coogee - Install pedestrian refuge

16

Coogee Public School

Bream Street (at Mount Street), Coogee - Install pedestrian refuge

17

St Anthony Catholic Primary School

Brook Street (at Clovelly Road), Coogee - Upgrade existing pedestrian refuge

18

Emanuel School

Chepstow Street (at Stanley Street), Coogee - Install pedestrian refuge

19

St Margaret Mary's Catholic Primary School / Emanuel School

Carter Street (at Avoca Street), Randwick - Install pedestrian refuge

20

St Margaret Mary's Catholic Primary School / Emanuel School / Randwick Primary School

Clovelly Road (at Centennial Avenue), Randwick - Install pedestrian refuge

21

Randwick Primary School, Coogee Preparatory Primary School

Church Street (at Frances Street), Randwick - Install pedestrian refuge

22

St Margaret Mary's Catholic Primary School / Emanuel School / Randwick Public School

Gilderthorpe Avenue (at Frenchmans Road), Randwick - Install pedestrian refuge

23

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Primary

Dutruc Street (at Alison Road), Randwick - Install pedestrian refuge

24

St Mary, St Joseph Catholic Primary School / Maroubra Public School

Wride Street (at Duncan Street), Maroubra - Install pedestrian refuge

25

Maroubra Junction Public School

Loch Maree Street, Maroubra - Raise existing crossing

26

St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

Arden Street, Clovelly - Raise existing crossing

27

Kensington Public School

Bowral Street (near Doncaster Avenue), Kensington - Raise existing crossing

28

Kensington Public School

Bowral Street, (near ANZAC Parade), Kensington  -  Raise existing crossing

29

St Margaret Mary's Catholic Primary  School

Avoca Street, Randwick - Raise existing crossing

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