Two new bus stops are set to benefit the villages of Marulan and Lake Bathurst communities, thanks to more than $23,000 in grants for improved infrastructure from the NSW Government, as announced today by Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman.
“These upgrades are for stops in George Street, Marulan, and Braidwood Road, Lake Bathurst, with the aim to enhance safety and accessibility for all commuters in the Goulburn Mulwaree LGA,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Peter Walker thanked the State Government for the funding.
”We have a number of residents within Goulburn Mulwaree, particularly our rural school kids, who are reliant on buses for their everyday transport needs,” Cr Walker said.
“The construction of sheltered bus stops will support the current rural and region passenger services, increase safety and awareness of bus stop locations. I thank the State Government for their assistance with this program.”
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the funding for Goulburn is part of the latest round of the NSW Government’s Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme (CPTIGS) to improve bus stop infrastructure.
“This scheme is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to provide accessible public transport infrastructure across the state and I’m pleased to announce this latest round of grants, totaling more than $2.1 million,” Mr Farraway said.
The scheme provides subsidies to support the construction or upgrade of bus stop infrastructure owned and maintained by local councils across regional NSW.
44 regional councils, community groups and schools applied for the grants under the latest round of the scheme.
For more information on CPTIGS, visit https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/operations/community-transport-operators/country-passenger-transport-infrastructure-grants-scheme