There are already many great reasons to move into Bulimba real estate and another has been added to the list – improvements are set to be made to public transport throughout Queensland.
Premier Campbell Newman and transport and main roads minister Scott Emerson explained how savings made from the repeal of the carbon tax would lead to better facilities all over the state.
Queenslanders are also being given a say in how the carbon tax savings should be spent. The two options are a five per cent fall in fares or more public transport services.
This slight fall would make a big difference to many of the state’s residents, as if you were to travel from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast each working day, it’d save around $320 a year.
“This announcement is part of our strong plan to lower the cost of living for families and revitalise frontline services, creating a brighter future for commuters,” said Mr Newman.
Efforts are being made all over the state to improve the affordability and frequency of public transport services, as well as make them more reliable for residents of Bulimba and other areas.
It’s estimated that as many as 80,000 passengers will be able to make the most of the free travel after nine weekly journeys scheme.