New Bus Route to Service Mango Hill State School

Students at Mango Hill State School will have better transport options in 2019 as a new dedicated bus service will be introduced to meet the growing needs of the community.

The Moreton Bay Regional Council and the State Government revealed the proposed bus service, which would pass through Napier Avenue, Campbell Drive and Caperstone Road before heading to the school.

State Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said the new service is in response to the request of parents for improved travel options for their children.

“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,” said Mr Miles.

Once the bus service is in place, there would eventually be fewer cars on the road. This should improve traffic congestion in the area during school drop-off and pick-up hours, according to Mr Miles.

Road Upgrades Needed

To make the bus service a reality, some road widening and upgrades will have to be done first. The upgrades will include the Campbell Drive and Jepson Street roundabout.

Division 4 Councillor Julie Greer said the roadworks will ensure that the bus can safely drive through the dedicated 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.

Mango Hill State School Principal Tracy Egan is happy to hear about the proposed for the bus route.

“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,” said school Principal Tracy Egan.

“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 bus service is expected to start before Term 1, 2019.