Public transport boost promised

COMMUNITY transport programs in the Clarence Valley could see a substantial boost to funding, with Member for Clarence Steve Cansdell announcing a Coalition state government would inject an extra $12 million in community transport.

Mr Cansdell said this represented a 100% funding increase over a four-year period and was good news for Clarence Valley residents who relied on community transport programs.

“It is important that our most vulnerable people – those living in isolated communities, people who are ill, older residents and people with a disability – have access to reliable transport,” Mr Cansdell said.

“This $12 million commitment will extend services to allow the many tens of thousands of transport-disadvantaged people who miss out every year to have access to vital transport services.”

Mr Cansdell said there would also be a review of accreditation issues and the need for better co-ordination and planning between the relevant government agencies in how community transport was administered.



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