GET ON BOARD – SEEKING BETTER TRANSPORT FOR REGIONAL AND RURAL NSW
Schools, community groups, councils and transport operators throughout the region are encouraged to apply for a share in more than $3.2 million to improve public transport for the customers.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the program was aimed at improving access to public transport and improving infrastructure across country NSW.
“Through this fund, communities across NSW could see new bus shelters, new seats, signage or better lighting at existing stops, or even the installation of guidance tools for customers with vision impairment and wheelchairs.
“This program directly benefits our communities in rural, regional and remote parts of our state who are travelling on services contracted by the Government.
“I am committed to improving public transport infrastructure across the state and I encourage councils, operators, schools and community groups to work together to identify the needs within their community, and apply.
“The trial for a bus service linking Tamworth to Dubbo and Port Macquarie has been very successful and in the recent election campaign a weekly day-return bus service trial service from Tamworth through to Premer was pledged and I look forward for this trial to begin.
“No matter where you live in NSW, everyone should have access to safe and affordable public transport, and this program will help us deliver important upgrades across the state,” Mr Anderson concluded.
Applications for the next round of the Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme are now open and will close at midday on 30 September 2019.
Applications can be made online: https://transportnsw.smartygrants.com.au/201921CPTIGS with guidelines and further information found t: http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/content/country-passenger-transport-infrastructure-grants-scheme-cptigs