The Department of State Growth contracts school bus services with private contractors throughout Tasmania. As part of its management of contracted services, State Growth is undertaking a review of school bus services to ensure the efficiency of the public transport network.
State Growth is proposing a number of potential improvements in the greater Port Sorell and Wesley Vale areas that impact on school buses travelling to and from Andrews Creek Primary School and Port Sorell Primary School.
Under the proposal, the Wesley Vale-Squeaking Point bus will interchange with the Port Sorell/Hawley Beach bus, enabling students from these areas to travel to either Andrews Creek Primary School or Port Sorell Primary School. The benefit of this arrangement is that students travelling to their home area school will not need to change buses at this interchange whereas those students travelling out of area have an option to travel to their school of choice.
There is also a third bus under this proposal that travels from Baker’s Beach to Andrews Creek Primary School via Latrobe that meets the needs of students living in Moriarty.
Proposed maps and timetables are attached. Please note that these maps and timetables only include the commencement point, any applicable interchange points and the schools that will be serviced. Additional stops will be added once the maps and timetables have been finalised prior to the end of Term 4, 2020.
To provide feedback regarding these changes, please complete the Consultation Feedback Form available at www.transport.tas.gov.au/consultation. Alternatively, you can also provide feedback by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on (03) 6166 3343. The consultation period is now open and closes on Wednesday 23 September 2020.
If you would like assistance with understanding the proposed travel arrangements, please contact the Passenger Transport Branch using the details above.
Following the consultation period, the proposed changes to the school bus network will be implemented from Term 1, 2021. State Growth will provide schools with finalised maps and timetables prior to the end of Term 4, 2020 ahead of the new school year.