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Bus services - Broadwater

Eligibility - Electors of the Division of Broadwater

Principal Petitioner:

Ann Stone
66/98 Bayview Street
RUNAWAY BAY QLD 4216

Total Signatures - 12

Sponsoring Member: Verity Barton MP

Posting Date: 3/06/2014

Tabled Date: 3/06/2014

Responded By: Hon Scott Emerson MP on 3/07/2014

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

The petition of electors of the Division of Broadwater draws to the attention of the House the lack of and reduced services which the bus route 711 has provided since its inception on January 20, 2014. Since it replaced the 706, the route has been considerably shortened, changed to an hourly service and no longer runs before 6:50am and past 6pm. Without transferring at Southport, this service no longer services Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and The Pines. Due to the changes, residents on Bayview Street and surrounding roads from Labrador to Paradise Point have been limited in travel opportunities due to time restraints and excessive transfer stops which are not efficiently servicing their work and social commitments. The reduced services have severely restricted elderly residents and young people who depend on these services, from attending medical appointments, shopping trips, local part time employment and education facilities. These trips have particularly restricted commitments outside the scheduled times.

 


Your petitioners therefore request the House to increase the service of route 711 by extending the route to Broadbeach through Surfers Paradise from Southport, offering half-hourly services during peak hour and extending the route's service from 5:50pm till midnight. These changes will allow users to attend community events such as ANZAC Day commemorations, airport transfer buses, medical appointments and employment opportunities.