In my role as Councillor for Division 6, I recently
convened and chaired the first School SafeSt meeting for Victoria Point State
This committee, like the one already supporting Mount
Cotton State School, brings together the school, the community in the form of
the P&C, state MP Matt McEachan and Councillors, local and state roads
engineers, Education Queensland school safety officers, police and
representatives from Translink to identify and find solutions to satisfy issues
around the school and in the transit of students to and from school.
Some issues discussed at the first meeting included
bus timetabling and overcrowding, road design around the school and safety
The goal of this committee is to support the school in
ensuring the safety of students and members of the community through better
planning and resourcing of infrastructure and services.