Department of State GrowthTransport

Public consultation to date

Consultation to date for Burnie and Devonport bus services

As part of the bus services review, State Growth engaged consultants Phillip Boyle and Associates to undertake a detailed review of Devonport and Burnie urban bus networks.

The review included community workshops held in Burnie and Devonport in 2017. The first round of workshops enabled the community to raise what works well and what does not in respect of the current bus network. The second workshops focused on getting community views on the draft network to refine its development.

After the community workshops, Phillip Boyle and Associates developed a report recommending a new network. The report can be accessed here.

Following the release of the report, State Growth has undertaken further planning in conjunction with the bus operators and local councils to refine the network and develop new timetables and routes.

A number of new bus stops across the North West region, particularly in Burnie and Devonport are required to support the new network. We have been consulting with Councils, bus operators and adjacent land owners of the location and design of these new bus stops.

Depending on the outcome of public consultation on the proposed timetables and routes there may be a need for changes.

Following the consultation all responses will be reviewed.  Once all feedback has been analysed a consultation response report will be published on the Transport website.

Information on timing for rollout of the changes is available here.

Consultation to date for the broader North West network and long distance services between Devonport and Launceston and Launceston and Hobart

As part of the review of bus services State Growth has been undertaking broader community engagement including talking to the existing bus operators and local communities to work out if, and how, current services can be improved.   We have also been gathering information via our website, phone and face to face discussions for the past two years from the community on public transport in their local area.

To view information on the proposed network changes including draft timetables and maps, and the chance to provide feedback click here