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« on: January 05, 2021, 12:52:32 AM »
https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/tableOffice/questionsAnswers/2020/1142-2020.pdf

Question on Notice
No. 1142

Asked on 2 December 2020

MS F SIMPSON ASKED MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT AND MAIN ROADS (HON M BAILEY)

QUESTION:

With reference to continuing violent incidents at the Maroochydore Bus Station—

Will the Minister advise what the department is proposing to do to keep bus passengers and
drivers safe, including employing additional Senior Network Officers, Security and upgrades to
CCTV as well as joint operations with police?

ANSWER:

I thank the Member for Maroochydore for the question.

The Palaszczuk Government takes the issue of anti-social behaviour on public transport seriously
and is committed to providing a safe work environment for bus drivers and other frontline transport
workers.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) employs a frontline operational workforce
of senior network officers (SNOs) who are trained to undertake fare compliance, manage
anti-social behaviour, ensure passenger safety, and provide customer service across the
TransLink network on all modes of public transport.

TransLink has recently recruited 11 new SNOs, bringing the total number of officers to 61.
Under the Palaszczuk Government, there are more senior network officers on the network in
comparison to the previous LNP government. TransLink SNOs work jointly with the Queensland
Police Service (QPS) to target juvenile fare evasion and anti-social behaviour at Maroochydore,
Noosa and Caloundra bus interchanges, as well as other locations across the Sunshine Coast.
SNOs have increased patrols of the Maroochydore bus station/interchange in the past two
months, spending a further 30 hours of static patrols at the interchange itself, in addition to
numerous deployments onto local 600 and 620 bus services. A recent blitz undertaken with QPS
at the interchange resulted in two arrests and the issuing of multiple infringement notices.
TransLink will continue to work collaboratively with both Maroochydore and Coolum Police
Service who are conducting additional patrols of the interchange. Private security staff will also
patrol the interchange during the evenings on weekends.

TransLink is also party to the Community Safety Precinct, focusing on connecting CCTV images
from the Maroochydore Bus interchange into the QPS Maroochydore Station. TMR North Coast
is currently providing technical advice on the preferred option to connect the CCTV images.
In addition to this, a five-point safety package has been progressively rolled out for bus drivers
state-wide. This includes the Bus Driver Safety Scheme, which allocated funding for diver safety
barriers and anti-shatter window film. The installations were completed by 30 June 2020, and
over half of Queensland’s contracted urban bus fleet now have a driver barrier and anti-shatter
film. TMR has also commissioned an independent expert review of driver barrier options to inform
future decisions having regard to design and risk factors.
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 12:56:40 AM »
https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/documents/tableOffice/questionsAnswers/2020/1227-2020.pdf

Question on Notice
No. 1227

Asked on 4 December 2020

MR J BLEIJIE ASKED MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT AND MAIN ROADS (HON M BAILEY)

QUESTION:

With reference to Translink bus services in the 2017–18 to 2019–20 financial year on the
Sunshine Coast—

Will the Minister advise, reported separately and by financial year, (a) total bus patronage
expressed as a percentage of population of regular bus services and school bus services,
(b) what income was generated annually from regular bus services and school bus services,
(c) the total cost to taxpayers to operate both regular bus services and school bus services and
(d) why this government will not commit to providing a bus service for residents of the Kawana
Forest community in Meridan Plains?

ANSWER:

I thank the Member for Kawana for the question.

The Palaszczuk Government understands the important role that public transport plays in
connecting people with jobs, education, essential services and each other.
That is why the Palaszczuk Labor Government is investing $160.8 million as part of the Stage 1
Beerburrum to Nambour rail upgrade. We are working with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council
by investing $7.5 million to plan for future public transport needs on the Sunshine Coast and have
recently completed work on a $2.5 million project to deliver a bus priority lane on Nicklin Way.
This comes after the Palaszczuk Government last year introduced 200 new weekly services for
Baringa, and more recently a new bus service for Bellvista and Bells Reach residents further
south, in response to community feedback.

(a) Patronage expressed as a percentage was split between school services as 34 per cent in
2017–18 financial year (FY), 32 per cent in 2018–19 FY and 31 per cent in 2019–20 FY.
Percentages for regular bus services were 66 per cent in 2017–18 FY, 68 per cent in 2018–
19 FY and 69 per cent in 2019–20 FY.

(b) Income generated on school bus services ranged from $1.1 million in 2017–18 FY,
$1.2 million in 2018–19 FY and $900,000 in 2019–20 FY. Income generated on regular bus
services ranged from $5.4 million in 2017–18 FY, $5.4 million in 2018–19 FY and
$4.2 million in 2019–20 FY.

(c) Operator payments related to school services ranged from $13.8 million in 2017–18 FY,
$16.5 million in 2018–19 FY and $16.1 million in 2019–20 FY. The regular bus services
operator payments ranged from $34.7 million in 2017–18 FY, $37.7 million in 2018–19 FY
and $38.4 million in 2019–20 FY.

(d) Providing services to lower density developments, such as Kawana Forrest, has its
challenges. In particular:

 the inability of the current road network to enable the safe operation of buses on
narrow, local government owned roads and roundabouts
 travel time impacts on almost 400 daily existing passengers if existing services are
rerouted into the estate, by an additional six minutes and three kilometres per trip
 service would require prioritisation of investment, to service a relatively small market
given the isolated nature of this development and the poor connections to surrounding
developments in Meridan Plains, Currimundi and Birtinya.

Under the Palaszczuk Government, the Sunshine Coast will share in a $3.6 billion road and
transport investment in the region, supporting 3200 local jobs. This investment will build on our
strong track record with the largest-ever budget for coast roads, rail and public transport.
This is in stark contrast with the previous LNP Government who cut $1.6 billion from the state’s
roads and transport budget, which included sacking 1700 Queensland Rail workers and 700
Roadtek workers.
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2021, 04:58:48 PM »
Interesting, I have observed that bus drivers record the numbers of non fare-paying passengers.
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2021, 06:11:58 PM »
Happens all across the TransLink network. I'm happy to be corrected but there are 3 buttons for those who don't use a go card or buy a ticket:
- Fare Evade
- Concession (as in having a special permit to travel, Concession card)
- Other

Or something to that extent...
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2021, 09:46:00 AM »
Sunshine Coast Daily --> Coast bus drivers seeking to strike new deal post-pandemic $

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Coast bus drivers are pushing for a new deal with enterprise bargaining agreement negotiations underway.

The Transport Workers’ Union and Sunbus have started discussions over a new agreement.

Transport Workers’ Union Queensland Branch secretary Peter Biagini confirmed the union had presented its log of claims to Sunbus, which would now consider the claims after the initial meeting.

Sources said workers were seeking a 3-4 year deal, but those details were unable to be confirmed by either the union or Sunbus. ...
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2021, 10:14:21 AM »
Route 615 - additional stops

https://translink.com.au/updates/21446

From Monday 24 May, there will be changes to route 615 as part of the Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway upgrade.

The changes will increase service coverage and improve reliability.

They include:

Route 615 will now stop at Aussie World on all services.

The Aussie World, Palmview stop will be replaced by separate northbound and southbound stops outside the Aussie World car park on Frizzo Road.

One new northbound stop on Frizzo Road near Sippy Creek Road.

Two new stops on Frizzo Road at Glenview Road.

The northbound and southbound stops on Steve Irwin Road near Mooloolah Cemetery will be upgraded.

To view the new timetables, please replan your journey with journey planner, download the MyTransLink app or call 13 12 30.  Don't forget to select a date on or after Monday 24 May to see the new timetables.
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2021, 08:03:26 PM »
SUNSHINE COAST AND NOOSA TRANSPORT HEADS UP

From Monday 2 August 2021 there are timetable changes for the Sunshine Coast and Noosa Bus networks.
Some weekday trips will also be adjusted during gazetted Queensland school holidays to improve reliability.
Go to the TransLink website for more information. Search:  Minor bus timetable changes - Sunshine Coast and Noosa

Link is here ----> https://translink.com.au/updates/33756
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2021, 11:26:11 AM »
https://twitter.com/TransLinkSEQ/status/1416898592128724992
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2021, 08:34:38 PM »
https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1427534626839351297
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2021, 08:30:06 PM »
Enterprise bargaining negotiations are not progressing.
Grumblings are rumbling.
Watch this space.
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2021, 10:07:01 PM »
CONFIRMED - TRANSPORT ALERT

Industrial action imminent.
Was scheduled for this Monday 22 November - but has been postponed to Wednesday.

Sunshine Coast Sunbus/Kinetic Group drivers will stop work from midnight this Wednesday 24 November for 24 hours.
The Transport Workers Union Queensland (TWUQLD) will meet with the Company next week to continue bargaining negotiations in good faith in hopes of averting the EBA crisis.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2021, 10:03:58 PM by Fares_Fair »
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2021, 09:08:35 AM »
https://twitter.com/ozbob13/status/1461833462428536834
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2021, 04:20:45 PM »
CONFIRMED - TRANSPORT ALERT

Industrial action imminent.
Was scheduled for this Monday 22 November - but has been postponed to Wednesday.

Sunshine Coast Sunbus/Kinetic Group drivers will stop work from midnight this Wednesday 24 November for 24 hours.
The Transport Workers Union Queensland (TWUQLD) will meet with the Company next week to continue bargaining negotiations in good faith in hopes of averting the EBA crisis.

Day corrected 4:18pm 20.11

Hello Jeff, thank you for your enquiry regarding the Sunshine Coast public transport services, work stoppage. We expect these services will return to schedule from the first service on Thursday 25 November, unless otherwise advised. https://t.co/0cIisAxXo2 Enjoy your day. -Connie


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Sunbus Sunshine Coast and Cairns industrial action disruptions
Last reviewed: Friday 19 Nov 2021 at 5.56pm

We have been made aware of potential industrial action between Sunbus Cairns and Sunbus Sunshine Coast drivers and their employer.

If the work stoppage progresses there will be no bus services running on Wednesday 24 November in the Sunshine Coast or Cairns areas, including Sunbus and Love's school bus services.

All other school bus services will continue to operate as normal.

Please avoid unnecessary travel during this period or consider working from home, if possible. If you do need to travel, please allow extra travel time and arrange alternative transport.

In the lead up, drivers involved in this dispute may wear Transport Workers Union branded clothing.
Affected services
Bus

    064
    110N
    110
    111
    112
    113
    120N
    120
    121
    122
    123
    130
    131N
    131
    133
    140
    140N
    141
    142
    143
    143W
    150
    150E
    600
    602
    603
    605
    606
    607
    609
    610
    611
    612
    614
    615
    616
    617
    618
    619
    620
    622
    623
    626
    627
    628
    629
    630
    631
    632
    636
    637
    638
    639


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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2021, 06:50:42 PM »
https://twitter.com/7NewsSC/status/1463422939403939842
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Re: Sunshine Coast Bus
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2021, 06:54:24 PM »
Another Sunbus 24 hour driver strike on Tuesday 7 December 2021.


https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Addison/status/1466948491234590720
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