Millicent Road Safety Centre

Overview

The Millicent Children's Road Safety Centre was established in 1968 by the Millicent Lions Club, the centre was originally called the Road Safety "School", but was altered because children did not want to go to a "school" when they had just finished for the day.

It was funded by the community and built on council owned land to teach children basic road safety skills. The Lions ran the centre until the late 1980's when it was handed over to the District Council of Millicent (now Wattle Range Council) and when they approaced the Millicent Road Safety Group for a volunteer to run it, Sue Van Der Heul stepped forward. Sue took charge of the centre in 1996, and opened it to the public every Saturday afternoon for years.

The Centre has been recently refurbished, a project made possible by the generous financial support of OneFortyOne and the many hours of volunteer time donated, including from the Millicent Lions Club.

On Sunday 16 September 2018 about 300 children, parents and grandparents gathered at the Children’s Road Safety Centre in Fifth Street, Millicent to celebrate the grand re-opening of the newly refurbished facility.

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