Safer travel around Kin Kin school
  • Saturday 30 July 2011

New traffic arrangements along the main street of Kin Kin will make for a safer journey to and from school for locals.

Construction of two new roundabouts along Main Street, between Perserverence Road and Palmer Street, starts in early August.

Division 12 Councillor Lew Brennan said the finished works will improve visibility and safety in front of the school, and slow traffic speeds.

"The roundabouts won’t prevent large vehicles entering or exiting Palmer Street, so will still be accessible by the mobile library and school buses.

"Work will also involve the reconstruction of the car park in front of the school and a linking pathway.

"I remain committed to working toward the funding and delivery of these important infrastructure projects and will continue to ensure effective management of available funding in the interests of our community," Cr Brennan said.

"It’s a terrific outcome for Kin Kin that has been on the wish list for many years, and I am really pleased council is now starting work on this project to improve the safety of the community."

During construction, property access may be affected for short durations. Council officers will contact residents, where relevant, to discuss timing for access or parking if work is likely to block entrances.

Construction, due to start in early August, will take five weeks (weather permitting).