Fairer Transport Fares Save Family Dollars

Aug 17, 2016

G’day North Lakes,

There's lots of news in this blog with information about how the State Government is saving public transport users money, new infrastructure for the area and improving safety outside local schools.

We have great news for anyone who uses public transport in the North Lakes area.

Public transport fares will be slashed from next year under the Palaszczuk Government’s Fairer Fares package.

There will be a fare price freeze for the rest of 2016 before the Fairer Fares package is introduced in 2017.

The Fairer Fares changes will help lower the costs of living for local residents who rely on public transport.

Commuters travelling from North Lakes Bus Station to Brisbane CBD via Petrie train station will save $315 per year.

Public transport users travelling locally from Deception Bay to Redcliffe could save the same amount.

Commuters travelling from Caboolture train station to Brisbane CBD would save $816 a year.

We already have a great lifestyle in our area, but the new fare structure will greatly improve the lives of North Lakes, Mango Hill and Griffin residents.

Children under the age of 15 will be able to travel free on the weekend on a child Go Card, and all travel on weekends will be at the 20 per cent off-peak discount.

Jobseekers on Newstart or Youth Allowance will be able to access concession fares from early 2017.

This is the largest fare reform in a decade, and it will make fares fairer and lower the cost of living for many households.

In a piece of good news for parents of students at Mango Hill State School, we’ve been successful in lobbying for a 40k per hour travel zone in Bonnet Parade.

Council has now agreed with us, and we should see this safer speed zone installed soon.

Finally, the last piece of the North-South Arterial Road through North Lakes was officially opened on Thursday 11 August.

I was pleased to open this final link, along with local Councillor Julie Greer and Moreton Bay Mayor Allan Sutherland.

This piece of road, and dual bridges across Copeland Drive, will cut travel times for locals through and around the North Lakes area.