Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

Minister for Transport; Planning

    New bays on Old Coast Road to improve accessibility and safety

    22/05/2020 9:45 AM
     
    • New bus bays to be constructed on Old Coast Road between Halls Head and Dawesville
    • Works began this month and will support local jobs
    • Part of Public Transport Authority's Bus Stop Accessibility Works Program which upgrades about 700 bus stops each year

    A number of new bus bays are being constructed along a busy section of Old Coast Road between Halls Head and Dawesville to improve accessibility and safety.

     

    Work on the bays, between Peelwood Parade and Country Club Drive, began this month and will be finished before the end of the year.

     

    The upgrades, which will support local jobs, are part of the Public Transport Authority's Bus Stop Accessibility Works Program.

     

    The program, upgrades approximately 700 bus stops and bays a year to comply with the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.

     

    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

     

    "Around about 700 bus bays are upgraded through the Public Transport Authority's Bus Stop Accessibility Works Program each year.

     

    "These works will support local jobs and improve safety for bus patrons and general traffic."

     

    Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti:

     

    "This collaborative project, between Main Roads and the Public Transport Authority, will significantly improve accessibility and safety for pedestrians of all abilities.

     

    "These upgrades to the bus bays along Old Coast Road, will significantly benefit the local community and improve safety in the area."

     

    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Transport Minister's office - 6552 5500