Friday, September 17th, 2010
MarketPlace Leichhardt will be hosting a series of free child restraint safety checks where local parents can have their child’s vehicle restraint checked by RTA authorised restraint fitters.

The first free child safety restraint check will take place on Tuesday 21 September at MarketPlace Leichhardt’s rooftop car park between 10am and 1pm. The events will provide peace of mind for parents and guardians wanting to ensure their child’s car restraints, harnesses and booster seats are safe and correctly fitted.

Michèle Brett, Centre Manager at MarketPlace Leichhardt said the centre was committed to assisting families in the local community through the provision of important services, such as the child restraint check point.

“Child safety is a huge priority in today’s society,” she said. “By providing families easy access to the free restraint checks we hope to play our part in ensuring the safety of children in the community.”

The initiative has been developed by Leichhardt Council, in conjunction with the RTA, following the introduction of new national child restraint laws for children aged 0-7 years, which came into force on 1 March 2010.

Chris Johnson, Community Road Safety Officer at Leichhardt Council said similar programs have proved popular with local families, with more than 200 free safety checks and installations already provided to Leichhardt families.

“Most people do not have their restraints correctly fitted thus increasing the chances of serious injury or death should they have to stop suddenly or be involved in a road accident,” said Chris. “With the recent changes to child restraint legislation more people will want to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Child restraint safety checks will be held at MarketPlace Leichhardt in the rooftop car park on 21 September 2010, 19 October 2010, 8 February 2011 and 8 March 2011.

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MarketPlace Leichhardt

Marketplace Leichhardt is a sub-regional community based shopping centre located in an established trade area on the corner of Marion and Flood Streets, Leichhardt. The Centre is owned by Local Government Superannuation and is proudly managed by Jones Lang La Salle.
Located approximately 8km west of the Sydney CBD, the Centre provides a quality retail mix and is anchored by Woolworths, ALDI and Target. With more than 60 specialty stores to choose from and a strong focus on fresh food, MarketPlace Leichhardt provides a safe and convenient shopping destination to meet all of your needs. For more information:

Emma Hartley
P: 02 9360 6166
M: 0450 533 431


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