BUS SHELTER IN CURLEWIS AMONG IMPROVEMENTS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT CUSTOMERS
Curlewis will receive a brand new $11,500 bus shelter as part grant program that will improve bus stop infrastructure in five locations in the Tamworth Electorate.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson welcomed the $16,500 in total funding that also sees street furniture installed in Hallsville, Woolomin, Calala and South Tamworth.
“Buses are the unsung heroes for smaller communities around our electorate, providing an important transport link for those who cannot or do not drive,” Mr Anderson said.
“These upgrades will improve accessibility and comfort at five of our local bus stops with the installation of a new shelter and furniture, meaning waiting for a bus is a much more pleasant experience.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the funding in the Tamworth Electorate is part of the latest round of the NSW Government’s Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme (CPTIGS) to improve bus stop infrastructure.
“This scheme is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to provide accessible public transport infrastructure across the state and I’m pleased to announce this latest round of grants, totalling more than $2.1 million,” Mr Farraway said.
The scheme provides subsidies to support the construction or upgrade of bus stop infrastructure owned and maintained by local councils across regional NSW.
44 regional councils, community groups and schools applied for the grants under the latest round of the scheme.
Five projects in the region have been approved including:
- $11,500 for a new shelter at 44 Goran Street, Curlewis
- $4,000 for street furniture at
- 1582 Manila Road, Hallsville
- 65 Nundle Road, Woolomin
- 184 Calala Lane, Calala
- 72 Duri Road, South Tamworth
For more information on CPTIGS, visit https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/operations/community-transport-operators/country-passenger-transport-infrastructure-grants-scheme