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Community Bus Program Review

Council is reviewing the Community Bus program. Two small buses are provided to assist our residents with a low-cost transport option.  Is this investment providing the best possible outcomes for our communities?

Objective of the Review

A full understanding of the social benefit, financial cost and community expectations of the Community Bus program will inform a decision by Council on the future of the program.

Current Activities

The program exists to provide convenient and low cost transport to those City of Prospect residents who, because of limited ambulatory abilities, have difficulty or are unable to utilise public or private transport; including elderly people, people with disabilities and those providing their direct care.

The program provides a door to door pick-up and return service.

  1. Prospect Library – transport to and from the Library, offered on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
  2. Door to Door Shopping – transport to and from North Park and Sefton Park Shopping Centre’s, offered each Tuesday and Friday.
  3. Day Tours – transport to and from popular destinations within greater Adelaide and Regional locations, offered on the second Monday of each month.
  4. Social Program Activities – transport to and from a wide range of community activities provided within local community Halls and other facilities.  Offered at various times throughout each week.

Community Bus - Seat Capacity (2 buses)

Not including driver or driver’s assistant.

  • Small Bus can carry nine passengers.
  • Large Bus has nine seats plus the capacity for a person to be seated in their wheelchair while travelling, ten passengers in total.

Online Survey

You can provide comments and input to the review of Council’s Community Bus program by completing the online survey.  

Submit Feedback

Survey closes 5pm Friday 24 May.

Focus Group

Register you interest to be invited to participate within a focus group that will provide input to the development of the draft policy. Join one of two available sessions.

Session 1: Monday 15 April 9:30am - 11:30am

Session 2. Wednesday 17 April 6:00pm – 8:00pm

A total of eight residents will be invited to participate within each Focus Group. Each participant will receive a $60 payment for their attendance.  The final composition will be influenced by the desire to achieve a balance of gender, ages and representation from across City of Prospect.

Registration of interest for the focus groups closes 5pm Friday 5 April 2019.

What’s next?

Findings from the survey and focus groups will be reported to Council’s June 2019 meeting.

If you would like more information about the review, please contact the Manager of Community Development on (08) 8269 5355 or admin@prospect.sa.gov.au