KENT and Dianne McNab have no intention of slowing down their campaign for a roundabout at the intersection of Mitre, Suttor and Lambert streets.
It has been more than 12 months since the West Bathurst couple began making noise about the intersection after holding concern for 20 years, their campaign sparked by an incident there on November 25, 2016.
A car ploughed into the fence of the Assumption School around 9.30am on the day of kindergarten orientation.
The couple have maintained that if the crash had happened just fifteen minutes earlier, when children were arriving, the outcome could have been worse.
After taking a break over Christmas and New Year, the couple are ready to get right back into their campaign.
“We’ve had a rest and now we are rejuvenated for 2018, the year of the roundabout,” Mr McNab said.
The couple will attend every council meeting this year and make speeches to councillors when possible.
They also intend to keep chasing the state and federal government for updates on funding for the intersection.
“We are still waiting for a response from Melinda Pavey (NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight), but Black Spot Funding is our number one priority,” Mr McNab said.
He said council engineers have recommended a roundabout as the solution for the intersection on three occasions in 20 years and that it was time for action.
“We’re going to continue our campaign to ensure that a roundabout comes to fruition,” he said.
Council allocated $850,000 for a roundabout at the intersection and is waiting to hear whether its application for Commonwealth Black Spot Funding was successful.