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Proposed change to Route 212 along Oateson Skyline Drive

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Paul Avey
243 Ferguson Road

Total Signatures - 84

Sponsoring Member: Aaron Dillaway MP

Posting Date: 16/04/2013

Tabled Date: 16/04/2013

Responded By: Hon Scott Emerson MP on 16/05/2013

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of residents of Queensland draws to the attention of the House:


The proposed closure of the bus route 212 along Oateson Skyline Drive will:


1. substantially negatively affect route 212 bus users because they would have to walk up to 1 km in steep topography when they currently have to walk less than 100 m to bus stops.

2. resulting from the reduction in public transport convenience, the urban renewal on-going in the area and the development of the TAFE site as a residential zone more private vehicles will drive along Oateson Skyline Drive. This will increase congestion (particularly at the Morningside roundabout at peak times), increasing road maintenance costs and reducing public safety.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to:

1. Reverse the proposed decision to close the bus route 212.

2. Review the frequency and hours of operation of route 212 with the objective of increasing patronage.