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Jun 292016
 

weston line jun 16The Weston Creek Community Council is pleased that the Government has announced key improvements to bus services in Weston Creek as part of its 2016-17 Budget. While a lot of the details are yet to be fleshed out, here’s what the Government has said so far:

  • Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris said there would also be $3.5 million for the expansion of services in Weston Creek and Molonglo. “For Weston Creek residents there’ll now be a direct route from Weston Creek / Cooleman Court right through to the city,” the Minister said. “This new line will be called the Weston Line and it will enable residents of Weston Creek to travel directly to the city every 30 minutes from 7:00am to 7:00pm.”
  • Extra bus stops will also be opened in Wright while Coombs will receive some new stops, including one at the Charles Weston School. Route 83 and Xpresso 783 services will be extended to Coombs.
  • It is anticipated the bus services will begin operating in the “next couple of months”.

The Weston Creek Community Council has been lobbying the ACT Government for improvements to Weston Creek/Molonglo bus services for many years – in particular we have been arguing for an all-day direct service from Weston Creek to the City as what’s really needed to increase public transport uptake in Weston Creek/Molonglo. However, for all too many years our suggestions appeared to fall on deaf ears and Weston Creek public transport remained woefully inadequate compared to many other parts of Canberra. It’s encouraging that our submissions have finally been taken on board and real change is happening. Watch this space for more information on the new and improved bus services.

The ACT Government’s announcement comes following a comprehensive revamp of the bus network announced by the Canberra Liberals in their transport strategy earlier this year. The Liberals’ plan contains many important improvements aimed at improving bus services throughout Canberra – including Weston Creek/Molonglo, which is great to see.

Now let’s look forward to the Weston Creek area public transport maintaining such attention in the coming years!

Jun 102016
 

Work is likely to start in the week commencing 14 June to place traffic calming measures in Thring Street in Chapman.  the works are planned to be completed by 30 June.

The works are as a result of investigations into complaints of speeding and anti-social behaviour and consultations with local residents.  The works will also assist children to cross this street.

Further details are here –

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Jun 022016
 

brierlyThe upgrade will focus on improving the amenity and character, landscape, pedestrian connections and safety of Trenerry Square and Brierly Street. These works are part of a long-term plan to revitalise public places, based on the Weston Group Centre Master Plan.

The government will be holding community engagement events at Trenerry Square and inside Cooleman Court at the following times:

  • Friday 3 June 2016, 3.30 pm to 6 pm
  • Saturday 4 June 2016, 10.30 am to 1 pm

Thursday 9 June 2016, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm

The government is also holding some stakeholder workshops next week at the following times:

Weston Creek Community Centre, Meeting Room 1, Parkinson Street, Weston Creek, ACT 2611

  • Monday 6 June, 9 am to 11 am
  • Tuesday 7 June, 9 am to 11 am

Come along to one of these and have your say about what you would like to see here.

May 182016
 

suez_truckThe ACT Government have advised  Canberrans of further disruptions to household waste and recycling next week  due to industrial action by drivers employed by collection contractor SUEZ.

Catch up collection services will not be possible.

The Transport Workers Union (TWU), representing the drivers of collection trucks, has today provided the three working days’ notice required for industrial action to take place on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May 2016. This action will impact services in Weston Creek, Woden and Tuggeranong. Continue reading »

Flexible Bus Service in Canberra

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Apr 292016
 

The Flexible Bus Service is available to Canberra residents who have limited access to public transport options

It is a basic bus service which is localised to particular zones. Designed specifically for residents such as the aged or people with a disability, the Flexible Bus Service is a free service which operates off a basic timetable, picking up residents from their home and taking them to local community service providers such as local shopping centres and hospitals.   Continue reading »