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.

Guest Book

Use the guest book to describe your experiences since the local bus service routes and stops were changed?

We live in Rowthorne Way, Crestwood, and are not happy about the buses speeding past our house every half hour. There was no consultation with the residents before their introduction. Our street is not wide enough for the buses using the street. When the school buses go one away and the town buses the opposite, it is only a matter of time before there is a head on collision. When cars are parked outside houses, there is barely enough room for the buses to get through. There are 4 extra narrow paved parts on the street. On more than one occasion I have had to stop sharply as there is a bus coming over the hill at me and I have to get out of the way. Also there is rarely any passengers on the buses. Most of our neighbours agree with us. A bus perhaps 3 times a day would be ample.

hefkps almost 8 years ago

Very little thought has gone into the whole process of route changes and route additions. Confusing and depressing. A lot of the buses now having to be used are old rattlers, and are totally inappropriate for older or less mobile people.

AnneR about 8 years ago

I would like to express our family's frustration with regard to a bus route being placed on The Boom, Port Macquarie.
None of the residents that live at the the intersection of The Jib and The Boom are pleased with the comings and goings of a bus, causing disturbance, loud and uncalled for.
If we wanted to live on a street with a bus route we would have bought such.
We did not and that was a very concious decision when purchasing our family home.

cate about 8 years ago

My wife waited over 2 hours at the William St bus zone and then walked to the Short St zone, but the buses would not stop. She was eventually told by a bus driver that the buses were not allowed to pick up in William St or Short St until approval is given by Council. Please tell me what is going on?

patsy about 8 years ago

Not impressed with the William Street Bus zone. We need the 2 hours parking more and come on we have a bus depot now why not use it. Joke its on us AGAIN.
At this rate with all the shuffling around on-one is going to use the buses.

Stefaniemum about 8 years ago

my experience was not satisactory,re stop at coach depot, wait for a shuttle bus, to go to another stop wait for another bus to reach destination, taking twice as long to get there, the buses are not user friendly for most people

catee about 8 years ago