Petitions | Brisbane City Council

Supporting a review of bus services in the Jamboree Ward

Principal Petitioner Matthew Bourke, Mt Ommaney
Date Closed Thu, 31 May 2018 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 220 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Council their support for a full review of bus services in the Jamboree Ward so that Council can provide this review to TransLink for implementation.

Your petitioners therefore request Council to undertake a review of bus services in the Jamboree Ward with particular focus on better connectivity to local train stations and access to the Sumner Park Industrial Estate from Wacol Train Station. And that this review is provided to TransLink for their consideration and implementation.

Council response

Council notes your concerns about bus services in the Jamboree ward, specifically your request for better connectivity to local train stations and access to the Sumner Park Industrial Estate from Wacol Train Station; including your request that the outcomes of a review by Council be provided to TransLink for their consideration and implementation. 
 
As you would be aware, Council operates its bus services under contract with TransLink, a division of the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads. While Council works in conjunction with TransLink to ensure the residents and visitors of Brisbane have access to a reliable and accessible public transport network, TransLink has the overall responsibility for the network in South East Queensland. This includes fares, bus routes, bus timetables and public communication on public transport.  
 
Council’s contracted bus routes operating in and through the Jamboree Ward include the 101, 102, 103, 106, 451, 452, 453, 454, 456, 457, 458, 459, 460, 467 and the 468. However, the routes 101, 102, 103, 106 and 460 primarily service suburbs outside of the Jamboree Ward, with the remainder considered Jamboree Ward services.
 
A significant bus network change, such as the improvements requested by the petitioners, should involve community consultation to best ascertain the community’s views and expectations to ensure any changes are in line with the community’s interests. Council plans to undertake a bus services community research project in the Jamboree Ward focusing on the Centenary suburbs (Jindalee, Mt Ommaney, Westlake, Sumner, Darra, Jamboree Heights, Middle Park, Riverhills, Seventeen Mile Rocks and Sinnamon Park) to obtain this information. This will be undertaken from late August to late October 2018, and residents in the affected suburbs will receive advice about how they can have their say. 
 
Council will consider the feedback along with an analysis of existing services and travel patterns to determine any opportunities for any service improvements. 
 
The approval of any proposals developed by Council and provision of any additional Queensland Government funding that may be identified as required through this process will be at TransLink’s discretion.