Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Upper Hutt City Council upgrading school signs

Upper Hutt City Council upgrading school signs at Silverstream

Improved safety is in store for school children as Upper Hutt City Council moves to automate more school safety signs.

Upper Hutt City Council is upgrading to a connected and automated system for its electronic school signs at Silverstream. The electronic signs are solar powered and use LED illumination to increase their visibility and currency with drivers around school areas during drop-off and pick-up times.

“The signs are very effective reminders to motorists as they enter school zones to keep speed down and be extra vigilant in their awareness of the presence of small children,” says Council’s Director of Asset Management and Operations, Lachlan Wallach. “What we are now improving, is the way the signs are activated, monitored, and maintained.”

The new system consists of a server-style computer back-end. Where operational information is uploaded and performance of the signs is monitored. This will bring the Silverstream zone onto the system that is already in place at school zones in Totara Park, Birchville, and Mangaroa.

The signs are automatically switched on and off by the system at appropriate times from a database of time and date information supplied from the school’s term information. This means the operation of the signs will no longer be reliant on a staff member at the school manually switching them on and off, and who, on any given day, or for whatever reason, may be unavailable to perform such a task.

The monitoring of the system means that Council can have accurate records of the performance of the signs and specific components within their individual systems. The monitoring system can inform council of any reduction in performance or malfunction, speeding up the time to repair and providing more statistically accurate prediction for regular upkeep or component replacement.

Although visible changes will be minimal, the back-end upgrade will ensure the signs operate and are maintained appropriately. It will also mean one less task for staff at the school. There are three signs to be upgraded at Silverstream. Two were completed during the school holidays and the third sign is expected to be in operation by early August.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Max Rashbrooke: A Failure Of Measurement: Inside The Budget Lock-Up

Shortly after the embargo lifted at 2pm news organisations started filing reports claiming that health, and to a lesser extent housing and education, were the ‘big winners’ out of the Budget. It failed to take into account the fact that in most cases the apparent increases were in fact cuts. Because of the twin effects of inflation and population. More>>

ALSO:

DOCtored Figures: Minister Clarifies DOC Budget

“Commentators have overlooked the fact $20.7m of that perceived shortfall is new funding for Battle for our Birds 2016, provided for in last week’s Budget...” DOC also has approval in principle to carry over a further $20m to 16/17 due to unexpected delays in a number of projects. More>>

ALSO:

For The Birds: Gordon Campbell On The Budget

Budgies, so their Wikipedia page says, are popular pets around the world due to their small size, low cost, and ability to mimic human speech. Which is a reasonably good description of Finance Minister Bill English eighth Budget. . More>>

Max Rashbrooke On The 2016 Budget

The best label for this year’s announcement by Bill English might be the ‘Bare Minimum Budget’. It does the bare minimum to defuse potential political damage in a range of areas – homelessness and health are prime among them – but almost nothing to address the country’s most deep-rooted, systemic social problems. Indeed the Budget hints that these problems may get worse. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news