Council has launched an ambitious plan to dramatically increase bus services on the northern Gold Coast.
With the area’s population booming, Council wants to see services quadrupled.
It has today committed $11 million over the next five years but needs to the state government to go halves.
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“This is a cost-sharing agreement and I look forward to the State agreeing to match our commitment,” Mayor Tom Tate said.
The plan would see an extra 100 services a day covering growing areas of the Gold Coast north of the Coomera Rive including Coomera, Upper Coomera and Pimpama.
It is also proposing new routes servicing areas including Ormeau and Jacobs Well.
“We have a population explosion up north and they deserve a reliable public transport network, linked to heavy rail as well as the G:Link.
“These new services will deliver that.’’
It’s hoped the extra services will be up and running by early 2022 if the state government agrees to the funding deal.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey has been contacted for comment.