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Changes to crossing and parking at Umina school

Changes to the pedestrian crossing in Sydney Ave are expected to affect students and parents at Umina Beach Public School.

Deputy principal, Mr Chad Tsakissiris said the changes included an upgrade of the pedestrian crossing to a combined pedestrian-children's crossing.

This meant parents and carers must stop at the line during the school zone times and wait until the crossing is completely empty before moving through the crossing, he said.

Parents and carers were also asked not to wait for their child to exit the school at the crossing.

"This is extremely unsafe for your child who has to then navigate the moving and parked traffic to get to you," he said.

"It also blocks traffic flow, causing increased safety concerns to other children."

Mr Tsakissiris said the No Parking kiss and ride zone and the bus zones would be swqpped.

'The Kiss and Ride area will allow you to drop off and collect your child directly in front of the school gate," he said.

"Please ensure you arrive five to 10 minutes after the bell to allow time for your child to get to the Kiss and Ride area.

"Remember you can only stop here for two minutes and you cannot sit here waiting for your child to exit the school.

"Do not turn up in this space and wait for the bell to go," he added.

"The Bus Zone is for buses only.

"It is illegal for you to park, drop off, or pick up in this space," Mr Tsakissiris said.

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