Council applies for Torquay College crossings funding
July 28, 2022 / 11:18 pm
The Surf Coast Shire will apply for TAC funding to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists on Eton and Grossmans Roads
The council is hoping the funding will help with safety improvements and lighting upgrades of the roundabout nearest to the school.
Surf Coast Councillor Mike Bodsworth said there’s nearly one thousand students at Torquay College
“With around 900 students attending Torquay College, it’s a busy place at drop off and pick up times, with traffic banked up and just one school crossing on Grossmans Road,”
“School families have been calling for safety upgrades, so we’re applying to the TAC to share the costs of these works, which will make a big difference for many.”
“It’s certainly a much-needed upgrade that will make getting to and from school safer for everyone.”
Council’s hoping for $100,000 from the TAC to complete the works, with Council itself chipping in $124,000 should the grant be successful
The Surf Coast Shire Council will also ask for $30,000 to conduct analysis of 10 high-risk pedestrian crossing locations right across the shire – if successful Council will add $6,000 to the tally.
The analysis would look at crash data, pedestrian volume, and feedback collated as part of it’s Road Safety Strategy to identify the 10 most crucial road crossing improvements
“This analysis will help Council secure funding for similar infrastructure-based grants in the future,” Cr Bodsworth said.
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