Esperance bus service trial extended for another year
The State Government has announced the Esperance town bus service trial will be extended for a further 12 months.
The trial has seen promising passenger numbers, including growth in the second half of the trial period.
Three new bus routes were introduced to give the community better access to local services in the Esperance town centre and surrounding suburbs. Minor adjustments were made following community consultation and a six-month review.
The initial trial saw consistent passenger numbers in the first year, with passengers travelling between the town centre and Castletown, Nulsen and West Beach.
The 12-month extension means the trial will now conclude at the end of July 2024.
Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said “I welcome the extension of this trial, which will continue to provide the community as well as tourists with a reliable and low-cost option of travelling within the town of Esperance.”
"My message to the community is to make the most of this service, as the passenger usage over the 12 months will help us determine its long-term future."
Agricultural Regional MLC Shelley Payne said "Already we have seen the community benefit with locals better accessing essential services such as the Esperance Health Campus, Esperance Care Services and the shopping centre.”