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  • Council works with a range of local and regional organisations as well as the Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police to improve safety and awareness on our roads. Contact our Road Safety Officer on 4732 7556.

    Want to suggest a speed limit change or a location that needs a speed camera? Visit the State Government's Safer Roads NSW website.

    For NSW road safety information and campaigns visit roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au

    Child restraints

    Find an Authorised Child Restraint Fitting Station near you or find out more about child car seats.

    Council periodically hosts free child restraint checking days to promote correct installation and use of child restraints.

    Please contact our Road Safety Officer for more information or to express your interest in attending the next event by calling 4732 7556.

    Residents can express their interest in coming along and have an authorised fitter inspect and make any necessary adjustments to the child safety seats in their car. Bookings are subject to availability. Participants are only charged the cost of any materials required to make the restraint safe. Faults are found and corrected in almost every child restraint inspected.

    Helping Learner Drivers Workshop

    Council periodically hosts free helping learner drivers workshops. Our next event is on Wednesday 22 November 2017. See the Helping Learner Drivers Workshop event page for more details

    Please contact our Road Safety Officer for more information or to express your interest in attending the next event by calling 4732 7556.

    Safety around schools

    Each day we travel to school is a chance to teach our child to:

    • cross the road safely
    • wear a seat belt and use a child car seat, and
    • travel in a busy place with patience and good planning.

    Did you know?

    Many children are not learning how to cross the road as they often travel as passengers in cars.

    To cross the road safely:

    • Hold a child’s hand till they are at least 8 years of age.
    • Talk to your child: “let’s look left, look right. Have the cars stopped? Let’s walk across”.
    • Choose a safe place to cross - pedestrian crossings or traffic signals; a place where you can see cars coming, and drivers can see you

    Teaching your child now prepares them for when they’re older and walking alone.

    Driving with patience

    • School streets are busy with families of children near the morning and afternoon bells.
    • Please drive safely near children.

    Plan your trip to avoid the crowds:

    • Time your arrival carefully, and don’t rush.
    • Children wait happily in supervision with teachers after school.
    • If the parking is full, wait 5 minutes before driving in.
    • Try walking to school – great exercise, saves petrol, chat with friends!
    • If you can’t walk from home, park a block or 2 from the school and have a quick walk.

    Please always drive and park legally.

    • Children are small, hard to see, and likely to act quickly and without thinking. 
    • 40km/hr School Zones are for the safety of children.
    • Please drive very slowly and do not use your mobile phone near schools.

    Illegal parking around schools puts lives at risk. That's why Council takes a 'zero tolerance' approach. Our Rangers and Parking Officers regularly patrol around 80 schools across the City. We check signs, monitor parking and issue infringement notices to people who do the wrong thing.

    Burn-Outs and Dangerous Driving

    Residents sometimes express concern about hearing or seeing drivers who do burn-outs near people’s homes. We all need to live in a comfortable, safe and friendly area.

    Burn-outs can cause injury to drivers, passengers and other people; please drive safely in local neighbourhoods. Download the Hoon Behaviour Factsheet (pdf 236kb).

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St Marys Office & Library has reopened

Council’s Customer Service counter has resumed their normal operating hours, and the Library has reopened with reduced services. There is now a small collection of books available to borrow, as well as some audio books and DVDs. There is also Wi-Fi, internet access, computers for the public to use, and photocopying. Printing is also now available.

Repairs will continue and Council hopes to restore the Library to full services as soon as possible.

To find out more about Library opening hours and services, please visit library.penrith.city. For more information about Council Services, please call 4732 7777.

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