Scot MacDonald
15th Jun 2017

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has welcomed Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s announcement that more than 170 new buses will be purchased in the NSW Budget, bringing additional and improved weekly services to customers in the Hunter.

More than 100 additional weekly services will be added on the following routes:

  • Route 130 Fingal Bay to Newcastle via Nelson Bay and Anna Bay
  • Route 166 Cessnock and Kurri Kurri to Stockland Green Hills via Maitland
  • Route 179 North Rothbury to Stockland Green Hills via Maitland
  • Route 262 Cameron Park to Charlestown via Cardiff
  • Route 269 Toronto to Charlestown
  • Route 270 Toronto West to Wallsend via Stockland Glendale
  • Route 275 Morisset to Toronto via Wangi Wangi

“I am excited to confirm this massive budget boost will not only replace 134 of our ageing bus fleet, it will add 42 additional buses and deliver 3300 more services a week across NSW,” Ms Berejiklian said. 

“This is another way we’re delivering real improvements to services that people rely on every day.”

Mr MacDonald said this is great news for bus commuters in the Hunter as they will benefit from enhanced services as part of the NSW Government’s $1.5 billion bus budget.

“This announcement provides our residents better access to buses, through more frequent and flexible services,” Mr MacDonald said.

Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Infrastructure said the announcement isn't just about more services but also creates new routes, provides extended operating hours and delivers bus priority infrastructure where it is needed the most.

“This is not just about adding more services, but also allowing for future growth,” Mr Constance said. 

The additional buses and services forms part of the 2017/18 Growth Services program and delivers on priorities highlighted in the Sydney’s Bus Future plan. 

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