INVESTING IN BETTER BUS SERVICES FOR IPSWICH WILL ADDRESS THE SIGNIFICANT SHORTFALL IN COVERAGE THAT EXISTS AND SUPPORT THE FUTURE GROWTH OF THE REGION
The proposed program of bus network improvements will improve accessibility, connectivity, and efficiency of the transport network, as well as providing an attractive bus network that is more equitable and a genuine alternative to private vehicle travel.
A $5 million annual commitment to fund the following priority bus expansion projects:
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
PRIORITY 1: Trunk bus route between Ipswich Central and Springfield Central (via Redbank Plains)
There is currently no direct public transport connection between Ipswich Central and Springfield Central. A direct and frequent bus service (via Redbank Plains) would provide a viable alternative to the private vehicle by providing a shorter journey time and travel distance for customers compared to existing public transport offerings.
PRIORITY 2: Expansion of bus services within Redbank Plains to improve local access to shops, employment, education, and amenities
The bus network in Redbank Plains has been unchanged since 2010. Yet over this same period, the residential population has grown by approximately 10,000 residents. Further expansion of the bus network is needed within Redbank Plains (south of Redbank Plains Road) to cater for the large residential population growth expected.