Media Release

07 August 2018

Wakeling: Parking for Tyabb Primary School

Monday 6 August 2018

Parking for Tyabb Primary School

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will commit $500,000 to build a new car park on a site adjacent to Tyabb Primary School.

Insufficient room on the school grounds has led to parents having to park in the middle of Mornington-Tyabb Road during peak drop off and pick up times.

Mornington-Tyabb Road has just one lane in either direction and is a feeder for the Peninsula Link Freeway. The road carries a high volume of traffic including cars, tankers and B-Doubles, passing just feet away from parents’ waiting cars.

The school and its community have been fighting for a solution to this very dangerous situation for many years.

Families should not be forced to wait in their cars, on a busy, dangerous and narrow road, when dropping off or picking up their children from school.

If this situation is left as it is, it’s just a matter of time before there is a serious accident.

During the previous Coalition Government, Member for Hastings Neale Burgess secured funding to investigate a solution to this dangerous situation. Since then, the Andrews Labor Government has refused to provide any further funding.

Only the Liberal Nationals are committed to providing a safe way for parents and their children to arrive and leave the Tyabb Primary school.

Comments attributable to Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess:

“All school communities should be able to enter and exit school grounds safely.

I have continued to raise this life threatening situation in Parliament to both the Minister for Education and Minister for Roads and neither has been willing to help.

If elected in November this year, one of the first priorities of a Liberal Government, will be to put in place a safe way for students, their families and teachers, to arrive and leave Tyabb Primary School.”

Comments attributable to Shadow Minster for Environment, Nick Wakeling:

“Tyabb Primary School parents and teachers have become increasingly concerned about the significant dangers posed by the lack of a car park.

It’s not right that the safety of this local school community is being ignored by the Andrews Labor Government.

Neale and I have worked together to secure this funding, so in government we can provide the students, families and teaching staff of Tyabb Primary School a safe way to come in and out of the school.”