The first bus service connecting the Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area (PDA) to the wider public transport network will commence on 18 November.
Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said the Palaszczuk Government has partnered with TransLink and four local developers to deliver the first stage of a 10-year public transport plan.
“The 535 service will provide an improved lifestyle for residents and opportunities to better connect to employment, education, shops and social activities,” Mr Dick said.
“Over the next 10 years the $19.6 million funding agreement will see TransLink progressively introduce more bus services as local demand calls for it.”
Member for Jordan Charis Mullen said the new route would connect the Greater Flagstone Priority Development Area (PDA) with Grand Plaza Shopping Centre in Browns Plains from Monday 18 November.
“The service will start in Trailblazer Drive, pick up and drop off at Flagstone state and high schools, connect with the Greenbank Shopping Centre and Greenbank RSL Stop A, and finish the run by providing access to retail and essential services at Grand Plaza,” Ms Mullen said.
“There are high-frequency connections to Brisbane from the Greenbank stops and Grand Plaza has all-day connections to Brisbane and other areas of Logan, meaning this service will provide residents of the Greater Flagstone PDA with essential transport options and connections.
Member for Logan Linus Power said the new service was great news for residents.
“With a go card a trip from Greater Flagstone to Browns Plains will cost $3.31, or $6.61 if you’re heading onto the Brisbane CBD, with even cheaper travel for pensioners, students, and during off-peak times,” he said.
“Charis Mullen and I fought hard to secure this service for our communities, and I’m particularly pleased the whole route will be classified as Zone 3, making it affordable for Greater Flagstone residents to get around.”
Services will initially be provided Monday to Friday between 5.30am to 7.30pm, with greater frequency during peak periods to cater for demand.
Mr Dick said the service was the result of hard work by the local members, and a strong partnership between Economic Development Queensland, Translink and local developers.
“I want to thank Villa World, Mirvac, Peet and Orchard Property Group for supporting these growing communities to connect to south-east Queensland,” he said.