Council’s Community Bus will reach more suburbs than ever before, with new bus routes being added to the service from Tuesday 3 April 2018.
The number of bus routes will increase from three to eight, and will now be accessible for residents of Dernancourt, Holden Hill, Gilles Plains, Highbury, Tea Tree Gully and Banksia Park.
The additional routes are part of a six-month trial to improve community access to low-cost transport across our City.
Active Ageing Team Leader James Walker said the trial stemmed from a major review of the service.
‘In recent years we have received many requests to increase the number of routes and access points for our community buses,’ he said.
‘There has also been an increase in the number of requests for more personalised transport services to help residents with their mobility aids.
‘To maximise the use of our three community buses and 21 volunteer bus drivers, we have expanded the service to include eight routes.
‘It is hoped that more residents will take advantage of the service which has been purposefully designed to help connect passengers to shopping centres, community facilities and attractions within our City.’
These facilities include Tea Tree Gully Library, sporting facilities and Council’s community and recreation centres.
Many of the bus routes connect at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza, allowing residents to access multiple services.
Passengers can also be picked up or dropped off anywhere along the different routes.
As part of this trial, changes have been made to the route and frequency of the existing community bus services.
For further details
Detailed maps, routes and pick-up times for both existing and new bus routes: