Parents in the seaside town of Mount Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula can now drop their children off at the local public school in safety following the construction of a new carpark on Canadian Bay Road.
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project would benefit parents with children attending the local Mount Eliza Primary School, as well as other nearby schools.
“We all want a safe environment for our kids, and these drop-off areas are an important part of reducing road risk and making school zones safer,” Dr McVeigh said.
Federal Member for Dunkley Chris Crewther said the new asphalt carpark can accommodate at least 40 vehicles.
“Regional communities like ours rely on our vehicles to get around, which means the community needs somewhere to safely park their cars for student drop offs and pick-ups. Thank you to Room to Move and the hundreds of parents who advocated to fund this important project,” Mr Crewther said.
Mayor for Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Bryan Payne said he welcomed the Coalition Government funding which made this project possible.
“We expect 100 people each day of the school year to use these facilities, which means about 20,000 safe journeys each year. This is a great result for the Mornington Peninsula,” Cr Payne said.
The Coalition Government invested $280,000 in the project, with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council contributing the remaining $70,000.