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Bourke getsa new localbus service

NSW Minister for Regional Roads and Transport Sam Farraway launching Bourke’s new local bus service – with Chairman of Bourke Tribal Council Phil Sullivan, National Party candidate for Barwon Annette Turner and Bourke Mayor, Barry Hollman. Inset: poster promoting the bus service. Photos TWH

The Bourke community will have a new, flexible transport option like never before thanks to the NSW government announcing a new pre-booked bus service to support residents moving around town.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the bus service would provide an on-demand style transport service for travel within Bourke, to North Bourke, the Alice Edwards Village and Bourke Airport.

“The government will continue to provide better services to help make transport consistent, reliable, affordable and accessible for the Bourke community,” Mr Farraway said.

“The state government believes that rural and remote communities deserve better public transport, which is why we have introduced more than 2,500 extra bus services across regional NSW.

“This is a win for this community that have been seeking better public transport options that are consistent, reliable, affordable, and accessible.

“This new on-demand service will ensure that access to local shopping, social activities, important medical appointments, sporting engagements and employment is achievable and affordable for all. […]

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