First bus service announced for Greater Flagstone PDA
Published Tuesday, 16 July, 2019 at 09:00 AM
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
The Honourable Cameron Dick
Greater Flagstone residents will soon have access to Translink-operated bus services thanks to a $19.6 million funding agreement connecting the key south-east growth area with the wider SEQ bus network.
Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the new services are set to begin in late November and will support future growth within the Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area (PDA).
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to providing reliable and convenient public transport in Queensland’s fastest population-growth corridor,” Mr Dick said.
“The services will run between the Greater Flagstone PDA and Grand Plaza Shopping Centre, Browns Plains, giving locals more transport options when it comes to work and community services.
“Economic Development Queensland and the Department of Transport and Main Roads have worked together to deliver public transport service to Greater Flagstone.
“Our $19.6 million funding agreement over 10 years will see TransLink progressively introduce more bus services as demand increases.”
By 2066 it’s estimated the Greater Flagstone PDA will be home to approximately 120,000 residents.
Member for Jordan Charis Mullen said the Palaszczuk Government would continue monitoring growth in Flagstone to make sure services matched population.
“As the community grows, TransLink’s services will grow with it,” Ms Mullen said.
“This will ensure our community remains liveable, and attractive for people looking to move here.
“Residents will be better connected to employment, education, shops, and recreational spaces.
“It’s about improving lifestyle and opportunity, both locally and across the wider Logan region.”
Member for Logan Linus Power said this was a great example of government and industry working together to deliver smart transport solutions.
“Charis and I have fought for a proper Translink service that connects residents with key local transport hubs, and from these points onto express services to the Brisbane CBD,” Mr Power said.
“This new route will also be classed as Zone 3 from start to finish, which is great news for the community.
This means that using your go card, a trip from Greater Flagstone to Browns Plains will cost $3.31, or $6.61 if you’re heading onto the Brisbane CBD.
“And both journeys will be even cheaper for pensioners, students, and during off-peak times.”
First services are proposed to begin in Trailblazer Drive, Flagstone, and will include stops through to Browns Plains.
Trip distance (one way) is approximately 26 kms, with an estimated trip time of 40 minutes.
Services will initially be provided Monday to Friday, between 5.30am to 7.30pm, with greater frequency during peak periods to cater for demand.
Community information sessions discussing the route, timetable and stop locations will be held during October and November.
For more information on SEQ public transport, visit the TransLink website or call 13 12 30.
Media contact: Ben Doyle 0400 775 561