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Cobbitty Road project will improve school children’s safety

The construction of footpaths, pedestrian island and a children’s crossing on Cobbitty Road near Macarthur Anglican School will increase more than just safety.

With more than 180 metres of new footpaths included in the plans, pedestrians as well as school children will benefit.

More than $100,000 in state government grants will go towards the Camden Council project.

State member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves, pictured outside the school, said the work would also improve walking connections in the area. 

 “This important work is about providing safer and easier access to Macarthur Anglican School for students and pedestrians crossing from the south side of Cobbitty Road,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

 “With school bus stops on either side of the road, local children who attend other schools in the area will also have better access to their school bus service.

 “The new footpaths will also improve how the community can move around their local area,’’ he said.

“This is because the new footpaths will connect with existing ones on Northern Road, as well as to the wider Oran Park and Harrington Park areas.”

Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance, said projects such as this one at Camden were part of an investment of around $710 million in walking and cycling infrastructure over the next four years.

“The NSW Government continues to encourage people to walk and cycle as part of their everyday commute, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle while also helping to relieve congestion on the roads and public transport,” he said.

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