Community stoked about upgrade

From left, Charlie 8, Eliza 6, Ollie 6, Lottie 8, Harry, 10 with Boroondara councillor Felicity Sinfield. 230430_01 Picture: ROB CAREW

Bikes, scooters and tricycles are all welcome at the new and improved Kew Traffic School.

In late 2020, the site got an upgrade, with a new outdoor barbecque area and modern party room, as well as a striking new train mural too.

Boroondara Cotham Ward councillor Felicity Sinfield said the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

“Many parents attended the centre themselves as a child and the new facilities have breathed fresh life in to the centre for a new generation,” she said.

“The facility was re-developed to continue providing the best environment for children to be taught road safety.

“The new facilities will further improve the site for private parties and community events, including a large party room with kitchen facilities.”

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Kew Traffic School hosted over 300 road safety education sessions, 550 functions, and over 24,000 children and their families came through the gates in 2019.

This year, there’s plans for a refreshed road safety education program for kindergarten and primary school children.