BUILDING A BETTER BUS NETWORK FOR BATHURST

Bathurst community members are invited to have their say on how to improve the local bus network.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said submissions were being sought on how the current bus network is performing and how to improve accessibility and connectivity in the region as part of the 16 Regional Cities program.

“Traditionally transport planners have developed bus routes through population centres with linkages into the CBD and local train station,” Mr Toole said.

“While this works well for many people, there is an opportunity to think about new cross city links and potential routes into newer industrial and community areas that might not be currently serviced.”

Mr Toole said almost 60 new services had already been introduced throughout Bathurst as part of phase one of the 16 Regional Cities program. 

“This includes additional services on route 523 which now provides Saturday services to the Hospital, and improved connectivity on route 520 for the Bathurst Bullet 2.0 on weekdays and to service visiting hours at the correctional facility on Saturdays.

“We are now reaching out to the community to build on these new initiatives and asking the community for their say to identify gaps and how the needs of the community can be better met.”

To provide feedback simply fill in a submission via yoursay.transport.nsw.gov.au/better-bus-network-bathurst or call 1800 717 528.

Submissions are open until Sunday, 16 August 2020.