Last chance to have your say
Better seating at bus stops, increased security and lighting at taxi ranks or improved signage – where should State Government transport funds be spent?
That's the question AlburyCity is posing to local residents as it prepares to apply for Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Scheme (CPTIGS). The program makes funding available for upgrades to transport facilities in regional communities.
Council is currently preparing its 2015-16 submission and is inviting residents, users and operators to have a say on their transport priorities. Residents can complete an online survey at alburycity.nsw.gov.au/haveasay Submissions will be open until Friday 17 October.
- Projects that can be funded by CPTIGS funding include:
- improved security and lighting
- seating and shelters for bus, taxi or train passengers
- passenger transport interchanges
- passenger transport information boards, signs etc
- other passenger transport infrastructure or associated facilities to improve access to public transport
- minor works directly related to passenger transport infrastructure that assist with upgrade to meet the requirements of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport.
In the past CPTIGS funding has been used to install taxi shelters on Dean and Olive Streets, as well as seats and shelters at bus stops around Albury.
"We'd like to know what our residents' priorities are for upgrading public transport facilities and infrastructure," said AlburyCity Mayor Kevin Mack. "This funding allows us to make improvements to various public transport infrastructure around Albury."
"Ultimately we want to see more people using public transport and if we can invest in the projects that meet the needs of our residents we hope it will encourage more people to leave the car at home."
"We're hoping that this process will alert us to the concerns and needs of our residents."
The State Government will announce the successful CPTIGS projects in December.