Plans unveiled for Mango Hill school bus route
The Queensland Government and Moreton Bay Regional Council have unveiled plans for a new bus route to service Mango Hill State School’s growing community.
State Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said the proposed, dedicated bus route would drive along Napier Avenue, Campbell Drive and Capestone Road before and after school.
“Parents have told us they want more travel options for their kids, and I’m pleased to announce that the state government, Translink and council are working to make this happen,” Mr Miles said.
“Students will be able to walk out their front door in the morning, hop straight onto a bus and arrive safely at the school gate.
“It will take cars off the road and ease overall congestion in Mango Hill during peak drop-off and pick-up times.”
Division 4 Councillor Julie Greer said council would upgrade the Campbell Drive and Jepson Street roundabout to allow a dedicated bus service to safely manoeuvre through the proposed route.
“In coming months, crews will get stuck into upgrading the roundabout, widening the intersection and replacing the existing curbs with more suitable painted lines and skirting,” Cr Greer said.
“The planned roadworks and bus service means we’ll have reduced congestion during peak times and that our parents won’t have to queue every day to drop off or pick up their young ones safely.
“It’s a fantastic announcement for the community and gives students the option to now walk, cycle or ride the bus to get to school.”
Mango Hill State School Principal Tracy Egan welcomed the plans and said it was a great result for students living in the nearby estates.
“When we surveyed our families on what they wanted in terms of getting to school, the overwhelming majority supported a dedicated bus route for their kids,” Ms Egan said. “Our student population has hit well over the 1,000-mark and will continue to grow, so a dedicated bus service is a much needed and much welcome outcome.” The route is expected to be in service by Term 1, 2019.