Willoughby Council consults on crossings for school kids

Willoughby Council wants to inform residents about a program to construct 13 raised pedestrian crossings (also known as wombat crossings) to improve safety of school children in the local area.

Comments are welcomed at the survey before Sunday 6 June 2021.


The Federal Government has implemented a program to improve school children safety that is funding the construction of raised pedestrian crossings (also known as wombat crossing) on public roads. The locations chosen are adjacent to schools and along known pedestrian routes used by school children.

The School Children Safety Wombat Crossing program is being funded thanks to $1.95 million in grant funding from Federal Government Stimulus Commitment under the Road Safety Program (School Zone Infrastructure). The funding will result in an upgrade to 11 existing pedestrian crossings and the installation of 2 new wombat crossings in Willoughby LGA (subject to Council approval).


  1. High Street at Bedford Street, North Willoughby (upgrade)
  2. Hampden Road, north of Barton Road, Artarmon (new)
  3. Merrenburn Avenue at Willoughby Road, Naremburn (upgrade)
  4. Hatfield Street between Mowbray Road & Farran Street Lane Cove North (upgrade)
  5. Kirk Street at Archer Street, Chatswood (upgrade)
  6. Keary Street at Eaton Street, Willoughby (upgrade)
  7. Keary Street, south of Oakville Road, Willoughby (upgrade)
  8. Rohan Street at Willoughby Road, Naremburn (new)
  9. Kendall Road between Holly Street and Rosebridge Avenue, Castle Cove (upgrade)
  10. Kendall Road, south of Holly Street, Castle Cove (upgrade)
  11. Edinburgh Road between The Parapet and Edith Street, Castlecrag (upgrade)
  12. Westbourne Street, east of Pacific Highway, St Leonards (upgrade)
  13. Reserve Road, north of Pacific Highway, St Leonards (upgrade)
Map of raised pedestrian crossings program locations

For more information, or to provide support and comments, go to Have Your Say Willoughby