Mumbil mother Tracey Woods says parents, friends and students have won a big battle for their little school to have flashing lights installed on a dangerous section of the Burrendong way.
“This has been a two year battle for us. It’s the best news ever,” she said.
“I have walked Liam across the road with other children and big trucks have flashed past and not even noticed us.”
“This will save little lives.”
She credits letters from the students as a major part of the lobbying for the lights.
“Children sent letters on behalf of their brothers and sisters and they were well written,” she said.
“This proves what can be achieved through a community energising and working together to bring the issue to the roads minister Duncan Gay,” member for Orange Andrew Gee said.
“The letters from the students were fantastic and myself and Mr Gay were very impressed. It shows whether you are in the city or a small community you can get results about issues you care about.”
Mumbil progress association president Shirley Hanney believes it’s a great result for the village.
Mumbil school principal Dianne Farley agrees.
“Anything which improves safety for our children is welcome. The parents, and their children deserve high praise,” she said.
“Our principal Dianne Farley has been amazing since she arrived at our school and her support and that of all of our community has made this happen,” Mrs Woods said. “I also congratulate the council for their help too.”