Bus Services

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This consultation has concluded. A report will be presented to the November 2013 Council meeting regarding the bus services.

In April this year, Council requested Busways to undertake further community engagement prior to implementing changes to the bus service in the Port Macquarie and Wauchope areas.

Busways and Transport NSW did not conduct this engagement with the community and the new routes and therefore use of new bus stops started on 27 May, 2013.

As the relevant road authority, Council has the authority to determine where the bus stops are located but does not have the authority to determine the route used by the buses.

On May 30, 2013 Council held an Extra-ordinary meeting to consider this issue and clarified that as the route was operational Council has an obligation to provide bus stops along the route dictated by Busways.

Council further resolved to implement the new stops under a six month trial period, and as part of that trial to seek feedback from the community on both on the location of bus stops and the impact of changes to the route.

The trial period will evaluate the bus stops in residential and business areas, as well as collect data on traffic movements, impacts on parking and aesthetics of the new bus stops.

Share your thoughts on this important service by:

  • Viewing the bus stop locations maps and list of proposed bus stops in the document library
  • Using the guest book to describe your experiences since the local bus service routes and stops were changed
  • Making a submission to Council
  • Keeping up with news on this topic

Your feedback is appreciated and will be collated as part of this trial period. A full report will go back to Council at the conclusion, with further discussions and representations made by Council to Busways and Transport NSW.

In April this year, Council requested Busways to undertake further community engagement prior to implementing changes to the bus service in the Port Macquarie and Wauchope areas.

Busways and Transport NSW did not conduct this engagement with the community and the new routes and therefore use of new bus stops started on 27 May, 2013.

As the relevant road authority, Council has the authority to determine where the bus stops are located but does not have the authority to determine the route used by the buses.

On May 30, 2013 Council held an Extra-ordinary meeting to consider this issue and clarified that as the route was operational Council has an obligation to provide bus stops along the route dictated by Busways.

Council further resolved to implement the new stops under a six month trial period, and as part of that trial to seek feedback from the community on both on the location of bus stops and the impact of changes to the route.

The trial period will evaluate the bus stops in residential and business areas, as well as collect data on traffic movements, impacts on parking and aesthetics of the new bus stops.

Share your thoughts on this important service by:

  • Viewing the bus stop locations maps and list of proposed bus stops in the document library
  • Using the guest book to describe your experiences since the local bus service routes and stops were changed
  • Making a submission to Council
  • Keeping up with news on this topic

Your feedback is appreciated and will be collated as part of this trial period. A full report will go back to Council at the conclusion, with further discussions and representations made by Council to Busways and Transport NSW.

This consultation has concluded. A report will be presented to the November 2013 Council meeting regarding the bus services.
  • Trial of CBD Stops Approved

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    30 May 2013 Council resolved to commence a six month trial of CBD Bus Stops to service the new routes.

    “Essentially, the routes are now operational and Council has an obligation to provide bus stops along those routes. We have agreed to trial bus stops that best meet access and safety issues in the CBD, along the routes provided.

    “Council will seek the community’s opinion on the location of more than 170 new bus stops throughout the local government area. We will also forward any submissions relating to the new route changes through to Busways and Transport NSW in an effort to give our community the voice they have been denied,” said Mayor Besseling.