Willagee News: Traffic Warden

We are very pleased to announce the Traffic Warden State Management Unit has appointed a Traffic Warden to control our crossing on Winnacott Street in Willagee. Please see the following details in relation to the service:

Monday, Wednesday – Friday

  • Operation AM Start    7:50am
  • Operation AM Finish   8:50am
  • Operation PM Start    2:45pm
  • Operation PM Finish   3:45pm

Variation Day – Tuesday

  • Operation PM Start    2:20pm
  • Operation PM Finish   3:20pm

 Parents, children and community members using the crossing should ensure they do the following when using the crossing:

  • All pedestrians will be instructed by the Traffic Warden to wait until the warden gives two short blasts of their whistle before crossing.  The Traffic Warden will ensure that all traffic has stopped or are clearly stopping before doing so
  • Where possible the Traffic Warden will try and group a number of pedestrians together before the traffic warden begins to cross them.  This helps the traffic/pedestrian flow to work in unity with one another. Otherwise traffic jams can become a problem
  • The Traffic Warden will stand for the greater part on the side of the road opposite the school in the morning and on the school’s side in the afternoon.  This allows them to have greater control of the pedestrians.

In the unlikely event the Traffic Warden is not available and Caralee Community School receives enough notice, we will notify parents via an SMS notice if the crossing is unattended.

I would like to thank the Caralee CS P&C, School Board, survey volunteers and in particular Caralee School Board Chair Amanda Buisman for her tireless efforts in navigating City of Melville and State Government hurdles as the project progressed. This is a great result for the safety of our children and families in Willagee.

Kind regards

Vivienne Doig | Principal