Transport Connections is State Government funded project with the aim of getting communities to work together to improve access to services and facilities through better mobility. The project operates across the municipalities of Mansfield and Benalla with a Project Coordinator working out of offices in both areas.
Through engaging communities and building partnerships the Transport Connections Project aims to:
- Improve existing transport options
- Find innovative solutions to transport disadvantaged
- Deliver services through strong partnerships; and
- Involve communities by encouraging them to participate in ongoing decision making
Strong partnerships are necessary for the project to succeed. Partners would include community groups, government departments, local government, transport providers, local businesses, non government organizations and also individuals. Each have an active interest in or can contribute to improving the transport options within our area.
Significant community engagement has taken place in Mansfield Shire which resulted in 3 trial bus services with the Woods Point to Mansfield service only experiencing a good take up and still operating every Thursday with stops at A1 Mine Settlement, Gaffneys Creek, Kevington, Jamieson and Mac’s Cove
The Mansfield to Benalla and Gough’s Bay to Mansfield trial services were discontinued at the end of December, 2011.
Phase 3 of Transport Connections commenced on 1 January 2011 and has a stronger focus on regional issues together with enabling residents to access services through innovative transport or non-transport solutions.
Enquiries can be made by contacting the Transport Connections Project Coordinator, Rod Squires on 0488 678 183