Centenary bus services community research | Brisbane City Council

Centenary bus services community research

Brisbane City Council has undertaken research in the Centenary suburbs to understand the community's experiences and views using public transport, specifically bus services within Seventeen Mile Rocks, Sinnamon Park, Jindalee, Mount Ommaney, Jamboree Heights, Riverhills, Middle Park, Sumner, Westlake and Darra.

While public transport is usually a Queensland Government responsibility, Council is a major investor in public transport and is committed to our vision of being an accessible, connected city and getting you home quicker and safer with more transport options.

Research summary

Location Seventeen Mile Rocks, Sinnamon Park, Jindalee, Mount Ommaney, Jamboree Heights, Riverhills, Middle Park, Sumner, Westlake and Darra
Ward Jamboree
Research outcomes Identify opportunities to improve bus services in the Centenary suburbs
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About the research

Council understands the travel needs of Brisbane's residents and visitors are ever-changing and has undertaken community research to understand the community's views and experiences and needs of commuters using bus services in the Centenary suburbs. These services include:

Bus number Route
103 Mount Ommaney to Inala
106 Mount Ommaney to Indooroopilly
450  Riverhills/Mount Ommaney to City - express service
451 Sinnamon Park to Darra
452 Darra to Riverhills West - loop service
453 Mount Ommaney to City - Cityxpress service
454 Riverhills to City - Cityxpress service
P455 Riverhills to City - Rocket service (pre-paid fare)
P456 Mount Ommaney to City - Rocket service (pre-paid fare)
P457 Riverhills to City - City Precincts service (pre-paid fare)
P458 Mount Ommaney to City - City Precincts service (pre-paid fare)
P459 Riverhills to City - City Precincts service (pre-paid fare)
460 Heathwood to City - Cityxpress service
467 Mount Ommaney to Oxley
468 Indooroopilly to Oxley

As part of this community research, Council invited the Centenary community to share how, why, when and where they travel to and from as well as the kinds of services that could be of benefit to the Centenary community. This information was collected to help 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 with other transport options, such as railway stations and bus interchanges. Some Centenary areas are well serviced by Queensland Rail with railway stations located in Wacol, Darra and Oxley providing services to community hubs like Indooroopilly, Toowong and the Brisbane Central Business District.

Changes to infrastructure including bus stops, bus interchange or road networks are not part of this research. The research will also not consider the public transport fare structure, which is the responsibility of TransLink. Aspects of routes that have impacts outside the Centenary area were also not be considered as part of this research.

Council received a great response from the community via the online survey and at the information kiosks at Mt Ommaney Shopping Centre through October 2018. Council also undertook community research in August where a representative sample of the community in the Centenary suburbs was surveyed on their views and use of bus services.

Research outcomes

Council has analysed the feedback provided to identify opportunities to improve the bus services in Centenary. As TransLink is the overarching authority for public transport in Queensland, Council has provided TransLink with a number of recommendations to make the services better meet the community’s needs.

For more information, please view the Centenary Engagement Outcomes Report.

Next steps

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

More information

If you require further information about the research, you can:

20 November 2018