Cr Dickson - Brightwater State School Trial Safe Active School Travel program
  • Wednesday 14 December 2016

Brightwater State School Trial Safe Active School Travel program

I am very excited to announce, the students of Brightwater State School will be the first to trial a new technology initiative aimed to improve school travel safety. Expanding on council’s previous efforts to change travel behaviour, the Safe Active School Travel program aims to help children ride to school safely, whilst encouraging them to be active and easing traffic congestion. This trial includes the use of radio frequency identification technology (RFID) tags to monitor students who choose riding to and from school as a preferred mode of travel. The RideScore tags can be attached to student’s helmets, bikes, scooters or skateboards, registering as they arrive or depart school, and notifies parents of their child's movements. I look forward to hearing more about the trial results.

Sippy Downs park patron’s thank you for “having your say”

As many of you are aware, improving the quality of open space in Sippy Downs is a key priority for me. Over the past month, council staff have been seeking your feedback on how to improve the quality of the park network in Sippy Downs. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken the time to complete the survey and I look forward to providing an update in the near future.

Season’s greetings

As this is my last column for the year, I would like to wish all readers a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous 2017. Join in on all the festive fun by heading along to Buderim Community Carols from 6.30pm –8.30pm on December 10. Bring a blanket and enjoy community performers, including singers, dancers, magicians and visit from Santa, a fantastic family affair.