Randwick City residents are being encouraged to share their experiences about local bus services as part of a NSW Government Inquiry into the privatisation of bus services. To make a submission, visit the parliament.nsw.gov.au website.
In October 2019, the NSW Government announced the planned privatisation of Sydney’s remaining public bus routes including in the eastern suburbs. In December 2021, significant changes were made to bus services in the eastern suburbs with 25 bus routes removed and 23 bus routes modified. The NSW Upper House has established an inquiry into the privatisation of bus services.
Randwick Council has resolved on a number of occasions to oppose the bus cuts.
At its Council meeting on 22 March 2022, Council resolved to:
- call on the NSW State Government to retain public ownership and re-instate all modified and cancelled bus routes in region 9;
- make a submission to the NSW Upper House inquiry into the privatisation of bus services, detailing the impacts of the bus cuts and changes and the pending privatisation on the residents of Randwick City;
- use council communications channels (including website, e-bulletin, Facebook and Instagram) to call on residents to make a submission to the inquiry.
- call on the NSW State Government to investigate and fund options for local councils to implement sustainable public transport options (such as local public loop buses) to support their community.
To view the details of the inquiry and to make a submission, visit the parliament.nsw.gov.au website.
More information on the Randwick City Council website:www.randwick.nsw.gov.au
Submissions close on 31 March 2022.