- Last updated:
- 06 Sep 2018
Transport Levy funds contribute to a number of bus stop infrastructure upgrades across the Sunshine Coast. These bus stop upgrades will benefit all users, ensuring they meet the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Federal Government targets.
The public transport network is an essential part of the Sunshine Coast’s strategic transport network. Its effectiveness is vital to achieve a shift away from the private vehicle.
In 2016-2017 the Transport Levy contributed $361,769 and attracted an additional $234,454 in external funding to the bus stop infrastructure upgrade program.
In 2017-2018 the Transport levy contributed $700,000 to the bus stop infrastructure program. It is intended that further $600,000 will be contributed in the 2018/2019 financial year.
The upgrade works have achieved compliance at approximately 440 (70%) of council’s bus stops. Works have included:
- installation of tactile ground surface indicators
- upgraded footpath connections to bus stop locations
- new bus shelters.
It is expected that 100% of Sunshine Coast bus stops will be meet the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport and Australian Standard 1428 by 2022.
For information about accessible public transport services, visit the TransLink website.