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P&C pleased to see end of shared zone

Warwick State High School P and C president Mark Wheeldon and principal Cheryl Dossetto.
Warwick State High School P and C president Mark Wheeldon and principal Cheryl Dossetto. Emma Channon

WARWICK State High School P&C president Mark Wheeldon will be happy to see the shared zone signs pulled down along the Victoria St end of Palmerin St at the end of the school year.

Mr Wheeldon is still hopeful a pedestrian crossing will be installed in the new year.

"It's a start," he said.

"I'm happy to get rid of the dangerous situation that was the shared zone.

"Hopefully we will get a safe crossing point, which was the original aim."

The Southern Downs Regional Council voted to scrap the shared zone trial during the general committee meeting on Wednesday.

It was implemented in early October and was meant to last for 12 months.

The councillors resolved to begin the consultancy process again, this time approaching all relevant parties.

This will include the Warwick Police.

Mr Wheeldon said he was glad the Southern Downs Regional Council was consulting everyone this time around.

"Whatever the decision is it needs to benefit the safety of the whole Warwick community," he said.

The P&C president said he would rather wait until the council had the money to do the job properly than have an unsafe option in place again.

"It should not be about the cost," he said.

"I've said this all along."

The council's decision to remove the shared zone proved popular among Daily News Facebook users.

Karen Ann Bray agreed it was the right decision.

"I've been avoiding the main street since it was introduced," she said.

Christopher Hoffman said it was a great choice but money could be better spent.

"I think most people including myself drive slowly and responsibly as needed," he said.

"The council should put some money and time into driver education instead of street signs."

Topics:  shared zone, warwick state high school




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