The Goulburn electorate will benefit from one of six new regional coach trials being rolled out across the state as part of the NSW Government’s election commitment to better connect remote communities with nearby centres.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the new Bigga to Goulburn coach trial would be a game changer for the bush.

“We’re delivering better regional services by connecting small towns like Bigga, Binda, Crookwell and Grabben Gullen with Goulburn and Canberra,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“This new service is one of the first of 13 new services that will deliver better access to nearby rural towns, cities or existing public transport services.

“It will mean more opportunities to visit friends and families, to go shopping, attend medical appointments and could even open up new employment opportunities for local communities.

“This is all part of our commitment to supporting local economies in regional NSW.”

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the new services would create new links for small communities.

“These new services will initially commence on a trial basis, allowing us to make the right changes in response to feedback to improve connections and better service local communities,” Mr Toole said.

“These latest coach trials are part of a bigger program of new services we are delivering to customers across NSW to help regional communities stay connected.

“We have had great success with earlier coach trials and look forward to seeing customers get on board and show their support for these trials.”

The new coach services will start from Tuesday 10 December and have been delivered and will be operated by NSW TrainLink. You can book tickets to these services here. The remaining seven new services connecting remote communities will roll out in the first half of 2020.