Crossing a long time coming!

Persistence and hard work pays off!!
A few years ago a local resident contacted me suggesting a zebra crossing on marine terrace so families could cross safely to the Esplanade park and youth plaza – and now there’s two of them!!
It was a gradual process. First we put in the platforms to slow traffic and undertook pedestrian counts to demonstrate to Main Roads that the need was there for a crossing. Then, after approval, I had to secure the budget to install the required lighting for a pedestrian crossing, which was installed in July. Then finally Main Roads installed the paint and signs and now the crossing is being well used by hundreds of people every day!
So while it may take longer than you would think to achieve these simple improvements, dedication and collaboration with staff, state agencies and council colleagues make it possible. Thanks to the staff who have worked with me over the years to make it happen!