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Kinetic announces hattrick of northern NSW operator acquisitions

Kinetic has added to its presence in the north of New South Wales with its latest acquisitions

Australasian bus and coach operator Kinetic has announced that it has acquired Murwillumbah bus companies Parsons Bus Company, Murwillumbah Bus Company (MBC) and Singh’s Bus Services. 

With 33 buses and 39 team members, all three companies operate government-contracted and dedicated school services. 

Kinetic says the acquisitions will deliver a significant uplift to Kinetic’s operations in the region, which currently centre on the Tweed Coast.  

Kinetic co-CEO Michael Sewards says he is excited to expand Kinetic’s partnership and responsibility with the NSW government in the north of the state. 

“We know the Northern Rivers and Tweed Coast is an expanding region with strong tourism credentials and we look forward to expanding our commitment to NSW,” Sewards says. 

“Collectively, these three businesses have a strong reputation, and we are excited to welcome new team members from Singh’s, Parsons and MBC to the Kinetic family. 

“I would like to acknowledge the fantastic work that has been done by Gary and Harpal Singh and family, Suzanne Parsons and her son Peter Parsons and wife Lara.  

“We will continue to provide industry leading services for the community of Murwillumbah and surrounds.”  

MBC and Parsons Bus Company member Peter Parsons says the companies have a proud history in northern NSW, with his father John commencing the business in 1981, saying it was pleasing that Kinetic would continue with this legacy.   

“We know Kinetic values safe and reliable services as highly as we do and I am pleased our drivers will continue to support the students and community of Murwillumbah,” Parsons says. 

“You will see the same friendly faces behind the wheel and the team are excited to be joining Kinetic as they grow their operations in the region.” 

Singh’s Bus Services member Gary Singh says he is proud of the strong community connections his team had formed in Murwillumbah, Tyalgum, Chillingham and Crystal Creek over many years. 

“Our family has been privileged to transport generations of locals and we are happy that our team will continue to provide first class service to passengers,” Singh says. 

“We know Kinetic shares our commitment to the community, and we look forward to this exciting new chapter.” 

Kinetic south east Queensland executive general manager Martin Hall says public transport provides a safe and sustainable option for the Murwillumbah community. 

“We are focused on providing the community of northern New South Wales with reliable bus services that take them to the places they need to go,” Hall says. 

“With Kinetic having extensive operations across the Gold Coast and Tweed, we are excited to bring regional synergies and the support of our broader business to these great services in Murwillumbah.” 

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