New bus services for Dawesville this year
Dawesville will gain an additional bus route and more frequent services as a result of the Perth-Mandurah railway opening in July this year.
Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said that meeting the needs of students attending primary schools in Dawesville would be a priority.
“As well as an additional bus route, there will be more frequent services including special morning and afternoon deviations for students attending the Dawesville schools,” Ms MacTiernan said.
“When the rail service starts, buses which now carry passengers to Perth will be freed to provide other services, including feeder services throughout the Mandurah public transport area.
“Population growth and increasing demand for Western Australia’s improved public transport have meant our resources have been stretched, but Dawesville and Peel will benefit from our investment in the railway.
“Route details and timetables for the new services will be provided closer to their commencement.”
The Minister rejected suggestions that the State Government wanted the Federal Government to take over public transport.
“Given Canberra’s miserly approach to funding the Perth-Bunbury Highway and other WA projects, Mandurah would be lucky to have a broken-down bus if the Federal Government had control,” Ms MacTiernan said.
“In contrast, the Carpenter Government is making decisions for the future.
“We are using our strong economy to deliver better public transport services for the Peel region.”