Lifestyle

Road concerns at high school

Cr Ross Bartley
Cr Ross Bartley Jenna Cairney

THE Palmerin St side of Warwick State High School was not the only area causing angst at busy drop-off and pick-up times, Cr Ross Bartley said yesterday.

"(The students) explode out of all four sides of the school," he said.

"Bus companies are now complaining... Guy St is the main point where they pick up... they are having difficulty with the cars parked in Guy St.

"They are concerned there will be someone hurt or injured trying to run for the bus."

The issue was raised at yesterday's general meeting with council no closer to a solution for what is considered a danger to students crossing from the school to where their parents are waiting on the other side of the road.

Cr Neil Meiklejohn suggested a two-minute drop-off to keep traffic moving but conceded there would probably be no way to stop parents dropping their children on the Harvey Norman side of Palmerin St, causing them to have to cross the road.

Cr Ross Bartley raised concerns about the length of time which had lapsed between yesterday's discussions and the last consultation with the school.

"That was 12 months ago," he said.

"It's an evolving situation down there.

"We should go back and have fresh discussion with the P&C and the high school.

"We are being a little bit premature without having fresh consultation."

Cr Jo McNally described the process used at another school in the Rose City at which the principal escorted students across the road to waiting parents.

"I would like to know what the school is going to do to help," Cr McNally said.

"We need to have better consultation with the high school."

The WSHS P&C called for new safety measures to be put in place due to fears of mishaps between students and passing traffic at busiest times of the day.

Suggestions of a zebra crossing, a shared zone with a reduced speed or a proper refuge island were leftt to lie on the table for the next month while the council consults with the school and surrounding businesses.

Topics:  buses, car park, council, palmerin street, warwick




More Telstra outages for the Southern Downs this week

The Telstra website shows Warwick's home phones, ADSL and NBN customers will be...

Is this the start of our Rural Renaissance?

Exports to the US have dropped 40%, China 30% and Japan 10%. China and Saudi Arabia have once more open their doors to Brazilian beef while Indonesia is now looking to Indian buffalo meat to boost its supplies

Rising prices the talk of the town as rain raises farmers’ spirits

Latest deals and offers

MOVIE REVIEW: Life on the Road

Ricky Gervais, Ben Bailey Smith and Foregone Conclusion (Steve Clarke, Andy Burrows, Stuart Baxter Wilkinson, Michael Clarke) in a scene from David Brent: Life on the Road.

Ricky Gervais has brought David Brent back to life on the big screen

Jessica Alba wants tequila shots served at her funeral

Businesswoman and actor Jessica Alba

There won't be mourning at this funeral

Tom Hiddleston's Instagram account hacked

Actor Tom Hiddleston

Thor star the latest celebrity targetted by hackers

Charlize Theron's son dresses up as Frozen character

Actor Charlize Theron

Star's son spotted dressed a beloved Frozen character

BOOKS: Food for thought in Caroline Beecham's latest novel

Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is published by Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99.

New novel reminds readers that bravery exists in many forms

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa