Boost for community

A bus route in Western Australia will be restored but reduced in frequency

Regional public transport operator TransWA is introducing a new bus service - from Albany to Hopetoun via Ravensthorpe - in a bid to help the local community, visitors and tourists in the region. 

The new service will offer one return trip per week.

Member for Eyre Graham Jacobs says the Albany to Ravensthorpe route had operated twice-weekly until December 30 last year. 

"Previously the Albany to Ravensthorpe service had operated two days a week, with the Ravensthorpe to Hopetoun leg on an on-demand basis."

Jacobs says operating the route as a return journey once a week will help the local community, visitors and tourists in the region. 

"I know the Minister for Transport Dean Nalder looked at the figures and believed there was a case to recommence the route, which is fantastic news for people in this region," he says. 

"There is a careful balance to be found between providing public transport and making the best use of taxpayer funds.

"On this occasion the government has seen value to the community in providing an ongoing service. 

"I know some people living along the State’s south coast rely on public transport – that is why we have come up with this compromise that will see the Albany to Hopetoun via Ravensthorpe route restored once a week."

The service will begin operation on July 2.

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