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Media Release Tuesday 26 November 2013

Today the Canberra Liberals renewed calls for a pedestrian crossing to be built at Trinity Christian School in Wanniassa after a petition was presented to the ACT Legislative Assembly.

“Today the first ever e-petition was presented to the Assembly, calling for a proper pedestrian crossing to be built over McBryde Crescent, adjacent to Trinity Christian School in Wanniassa,” Member for Brindabella Nicole Lawder said today.

“I’m calling on Shane Rattenbury to back the concerns of staff and parents and tell the Assembly that he’ll support this long overdue crossing by the end of the sitting week.

“While other jurisdictions are implementing the Canberra Liberals 2012 election policy to install flashing lights in all school zones, the ACT Government is lagging behind and cannot even guarantee a pedestrian crossing at a major school on Canberra’s south side.

“Hundreds of concerned residents have taken the time to sign this important e-petition and the Government has no excuse but to improve the safety of children and give parents peace of mind by building this school crossing.

“It is critical that this issue is dealt with as a matter of urgency. Children need to be safe when crossing the road,” Ms Lawder concluded.

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Contact: Joe Prevedello 0402768432

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