A total of 18 bus stops throughout the region will be enhanced or made more accessible.
The bus stops were identified for upgrade by Bundaberg Regional Council which has been provided with funding support from the Passenger Transport Accessible Infrastructure Program (PTAIP).
Council Roads and Drainage portfolio spokesperson Cr Bill Trevor said the program would ensure existing bus stops were brought into full compliance with disability standards and implement general enhancements.
“Council is committed to improving accessibility throughout the region and our infrastructure improvement plans reflect this,” Cr Trevor said.
“Any infrastructure is constructed to the standards of the day and there have been many improvements to those standards over time so this program helps us to bring older infrastructure up to current standards.”
Council nominated the following 18 bus stops for the 2023-2025 PTAIP:
Installation of compliant concrete slabs, shelters, J-poles and tactile pavers at:
- Holland Street at Clarke Street
- Mount Perry Road at Botanic Gardens
- Elliott Heads Road at Taylor Street
- Goodwood Road at Searle Street
- Barolin Street at Sims Road
- Moore Park Road at Maultby Street – new bus stop (including verge sealing)
- Branyan Drive at Glen Appin Drive – new bus stop
Installation of shelters, J-poles and tactile pavers at:
- Searle Street at Riedy Street
- Searle Street at Brooklyn Street
- Mulgrave Street at Walker Street north, Gin Gin
Installation of shelters at:
- Wattle Street at Sunset Drive (including pathway connection)
- Maryborough Street near Bundaberg Central School
- Barolin Street at Walker Street
- Barolin Street at Lamb Street
- Walker Street at Targo Street north
- Walker Street at Targo Street south
Installation of J-poles and tactile pavers at:
- Crescent Street at Apex Park, Childers
- Mulgrave Street at Walker Street south, Gin Gin (including lane marking improvements)
The improvements to these 18 bus stops will be made with support from the Queensland Government's Passenger Transport Accessible Infrastructure Program.
The initiative is designed to provide funding assistance to local governments with the goal of ensuring existing passenger transport facilities conform to disability standards.