A WIN for Walkervale!

State Member for Bundaberg David Batt is celebrating news that a ‘drop and go’ zone for Walkervale State School will finally go ahead.

This project was an election commitment for Mr Batt at the last State Election in Queensland.

“Fighting for a ‘drop off zone’ for Walkervale State School has been one of my highest priorities since before the 2017 State election so it’s fantastic the Minister has finally committed the funding,” Mr Batt said.

“This project has been a long time coming with the need for improvement first brought to my attention when I was a Councillor many years ago.

“These changes will make a massive difference for the Walkervale community by improving safety and easing traffic congestion at the school.

“This announcement is proof that people power and dedication does pay off.”

See the Ministers announcement here.

See 2017 LNP election commitment here. 

Letter to the Editor: 

When I went to school at Walkervale most of us walked or rode our bikes so a designated ‘drop and go’ zone wasn’t really necessary. Nowadays most kids get dropped off and picked up and yet Walkervale is one of the only schools in the Bundaberg electorate without a drop off area. But, not for much longer! Securing a drop off zone for Walkervale has been one of my highest priorities for a number of years. It’s a project I committed to at the last State election and it’s something I’ve continually raised with our local TMR department so I am thrilled the Minister has finally committed the funding. These changes have certainly been a long time coming with the need for improvement first brought to my attention by parents and school staff when I was a Councillor many years ago. A new car park and a drop off area will make a significant difference for the Walkervale community by improving safety and easing traffic congestion at the school. This announcement is proof that people power and dedication does pay off. There are many road projects in Bundaberg that are screaming out for funding so let’s hope the Minister continues to hear our calls.

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