EXPANSION of Ipswich’s bus network has now become a regionally significant priority as part of Ipswich City Council’s ongoing advocacy for improved infrastructure and services for the city.
Voting to make this project an advocacy priority by council means it will double down on its efforts to secure State Government support for improved bus services.
Council’s ultimate goal is the development of the Ipswich to Springfield Central Public Transport Corridor and, while this project is now progressing, its completion is still years away.
Elevating Ipswich’s bus network as a regional priority means council is advocating on behalf of its growing communities to ensure they have access to reliable and efficient public transport sooner rather than later.
Council has identified two initial priority service improvements – an expansion of the bus network within Redbank Plains (south of Redbank Plains Road) and a trunk bus connection between Ipswich Central and Springfield Central Public transport services in Ipswich are administered by the TransLink Division of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.
While council and TransLink are aligned strategically from a network planning perspective, funding has been the roadblock to progress.
COUNCIL’S REGIONALLY SIGNIFICANT PROJECTS:
- Critical and Enabling Infrastructure
- Ebenezer Regional Industrial Area
- Ipswich Central Second River Crossing
- Ipswich to Springfield Central Public Transport Corridor
- North Ipswich Sport and