Have your say on changes to bus services
27 September 2021
Local customers can have their say on how bus services across Coffs Harbour, Macksville, Nambucca, Toormina, Sawtell, Boambee East and Woolgoolga can be improved to better meet customer needs.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the consultation marked the next phase of the NSW Government’s 16 Regional Cities program, which is boosting bus services in the regions.
“We want to ensure our public transport offering meets the specific needs of this community with more reliable services and better connections to the places people want to visit and at the times they want to travel,” Mr Toole said.
“Feedback from customers will inform any improvements to the local network, delivering on our vision to help make public transport a first-choice option for people living in the regions.”
Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the NSW Government had worked closely with stakeholders to roll out 81 additional weekly services in October 2020 to improve travel across the region.
“The community told us they wanted more reliable services and better connections to places like the hospital, TAFE, Southern Cross University and shopping centres,” Mr Singh said.
“We are now looking at how we can better meet the needs of the community by asking people to tell us what other changes they would like to see to improve their bus network.”
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said the new Sunday services from Macksville to Coffs Harbour via Nambucca Heads had provided an extra option for travelling for things like groceries, medical appointments and other essential supplies.
“These services have been a welcome boost for local customers, and we want to make sure any other changes to the network will be guided by those who use it,” Mrs Pavey said.
“Locals can now provide feedback on changes to existing routes, new routes, extended service hours or better connectivity to key destinations around the region until 25 October, which will be used by Transport for NSW to guide changes that will be introduced in 2022.”
Feedback can be provided by:
- Visiting https://yoursay.transport.nsw.gov.au/better-bus-network-coffs-harbour
- Phoning 1800 717 528
- Emailing RegionalCitiesProgram@transport.nsw.gov.au
- Writing to Transport for NSW, 16 Regional Cities Program – Coffs Harbour, PO Box K659, HAYMARKET NSW 1240
For more information, visit: 16 regional cities services improvement program.