The 12-month Transport pilot project was developed in conjunction with the Bundaberg Regional Council, and in partnership with a number of local transport providers, and will see ComLink commencing a coordinated transport booking service across the region to assist transport disadvantaged people.
ComLink Chief Executive, Feda Adra said the new transport scheme would mean better access and more affordable transport options for eligible residents.
“The aim of the project is to provide improved transport services that meet needs of those that are transport disadvantaged, including the frail aged and youth with a disability,” Ms Adra said.
“The services will address social isolation amongst these groups and will provide them with transport to medical appointments, shops and other social activities,” Ms Adra said.
ComLink will be hosting a series of Information Sessions about the new transport options and welcomes all Bundaberg community members.
“The meetings are a great opportunity for local residents to find out more about the new services, how they will operate, and ask questions,” Ms Adra said.
The Information Sessions will be held on Thursday, 2 May at the following locations:
- Bundaberg – Gallery, Bundaberg School of Arts Building (Bourbong Street) 9.30am to 11.00am
- Childers – Childers Cultural Centre – 12.30pm to 1.30pm
- Gin Gin – Gin Gin Youth Centre – 3.30pm to 4.30pm
After the launch of the project on 27 May, residents will be able to contact a central 1300 number for enquiries, to make bookings and to receive more information about transport services within their locality.
ComLink is a not-for profit organisation and charity providing community transport and care for the frail aged and younger people with a disability to attend medical appointments, shop and maintain their social inclusion from North Brisbane, throughout the Sunshine Coast and north to Bundaberg.
For more information or to become a ComLink volunteer, please visit www.comlink.org.au or call 1300 761 011.