Pullenvale Ward (western suburbs) public transport research

Brisbane City Council has undertaken research in the western Pullenvale Ward suburbs of Moggill, Anstead, Bellbowrie, Karana Downs, Mount Crosby, Pullenvale and Pinjarra Hills to understand the community's expectations and views about using public transport.

While public transport is usually a Queensland Government responsibility, Council is a major investor in the city bus and personalised public transport networks. Council is committed to creating an accessible, connected city and getting you home quicker and safer with more transport options.

Research summary

This table includes research summary information for the Pullenvale Ward (western suburbs) public transport research project.
Location Anstead, Bellbowrie, Karana Downs, Moggill, Mount Crosby, Pinjarra Hills, Pullenvale
Ward Pullenvale
Research outcomes Identify opportunities to improve public transport services in the western Pullenvale Ward suburbs
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About the research

Council understands the travel needs of Brisbane's residents and visitors are constantly changing and has undertaken community research to understand the community's views and experiences using public transport services in Anstead, Bellbowrie, Karana Downs, Moggill, Mount Crosby, Pinjarra Hills and Pullenvale to ensure the services still meet community needs. These services include:

  • route P443 (Moggill to City — pre-paid fare Rocket)
  • route 444 (Moggill to City BUZ)
  • Karana Downs Personalised Public Transport (PPT) service.

As part of this research, Council has asked the community to share how, why, when and where they travel (both to and from), as well as the kinds of services that could be of benefit to the community. This information was collected to help Council identify if any changes could be considered to better meet this community's public transport needs.

In considering any service improvements, Council considers opportunities to improve the integration between the PPT services and the bus network, and the best transfer locations for customers.

Changes to infrastructure, including bus stops, bus interchanges, or road networks, were not part of this research. The research did not consider the public transport fare structure, which is the responsibility of TransLink, a division of Queensland Government. Aspects of routes that have impacts outside the western suburbs of Pullenvale Ward were also out of scope of this research.

Research outcomes

Council has analysed the feedback provided to identify opportunities to improve the public transport services in the western Pullenvale Ward suburbs. As TransLink is the overarching authority for public transport in Queensland, Council has provided TransLink with recommendations to improve the public transport offering for the community.

For more information, view the Western Pullenvale Ward Consultation Outcomes Report (Word - 2.46Mb).

Next steps

Council will continue to engage with TransLink as it considers the recommendations put forward by Council. Pending TransLink's approval of Council's recommendations, Council will engage with the community regarding the implementation of any bus network changes.

From Tuesday 6 October 2020 as part of Council's commitment to providing an integrated and accessible public transport network for Brisbane, Council commenced a trial of a hail-and-ride Personalised Public Transport service traveling from Moggill to Bellbowrie to support commuters not well serviced by conventional modes of public transport.

For more information about the route and timetable for this new PPT service, visit Personalised Public Transport.

Council is currently monitoring the operation and customer use, and will assess the outcome of the PPT trial in June 2021 to determine whether it will continue.

More information

For more information about this research:

For more information about planning a journey via public transport, visit TransLink or phone TransLink on 13 12 30.

Last updated:9 October 2020