Investigate demand responsive innovative public transport initiatives that increase liveability and accessibility.
Design and construct a new purpose-built bus facility in the Townsville CBD and investigate demand response transport initiatives for Townsville.
Progress to date
The Queensland Government has commenced early feasibility planning as part of Demand Responsive Transport investigations.
The Queensland Government is providing $4 million in funding for the Townsville City Bus Station which is being project managed by Townsville City Council. Detailed design for the Townsville City Bus Station commenced in August 2017 and the required demolition works on the Ogden Street site were completed in September 2017.
The bus station has the potential to be a catalyst for CBD activation and provide a public transport connection within walking distance of the new North Queensland Stadium.
Nil (no milestones scheduled for delivery until 2018).
Next steps and milestones
The Queensland Government will engage with Townsville City Council to progress the demand responsive transport investigations.
Townsville City Bus Station early stage construction phases will commence on the Ogden Street site and the adjoining area.
Q1 2018 — Commencement of feasibility planning for a potential Demand Responsive Transport Model trial.
Q4 2018 — Open Townsville City Bus Station.
Led by the Queensland Government in collaboration with Townsville City Council. This commitment will involve investigations into demand responsive transport with other key stakeholders and to identify the best way to connect communities with existing public transport networks and key attractors such as the CBD, James Cook University and other business, health and educational precincts. Townsville City Council are responsible for the design and delivery of the Townsville City Bus Station.