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Bus services in Broadwater

Eligibility - Electors of the Division of Broadwater

Principal Petitioner:

Janice Warren
403/300 Marine Parade

Total Signatures - 59

Sponsoring Member: Verity Barton MP

Posting Date: 24/06/2014

Closing Date: 31/07/2014

Tabled Date: 5/08/2014

Responded By: Hon Scott Emerson MP on 4/09/2014

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

Electors of the Division of Broadwater draws to the attention of the House the recent changes to bus services in the Division. Since these changes have taken effect, residents are no longer able to catch buses from Paradise Point, Runaway Bay or Labrador that directly service southern suburbs such as Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach. Residents are not even able to catch a bus to the Broadwater, for which the Division is named.  Instead, residents have to change buses one or more times, or swap to the light rail, to complete their journey. These changes have doubled the length of some journeys for residents whose only method of transport is via public transport. In addition to this, connecting services from Southport to the northern suburbs have reduced their operating hours. In conjunction with the longer travel time, this leaves residents of Broadwater stranded without a method to travel.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to reinstate bus routes which travel from Labrador, Paradise Point and Runaway Bay directly into southern suburbs that the light rail will service. In addition, petitioners further request the House to lengthen the operating hours on the timetable of these bus routes for residents of the Division of Broadwater.