Although Councillor Jacqueline Donaldson from Blacktown City Council has raised the issue of a Mount Druitt Free Bus Shuttle Service 2 meetings ago and it had apparently fallen on deaf ears.
Tonight, I was the only community member speaking tonight at Council as it had been over a year that I had attended Blacktown City Council Ordinary Meeting. Last time, I was the Chairperson of Save Our Bus Services, Mount Druitt And Surrounding Suburbs now President, Mount Druitt Commuters Improvement Group. How times change, what is amazing is people have heard us and listened, wanted us to change and become bigger and here we are!
There are many reasons why Mount Druitt needs a free bus shuttle run and one of them is that there is one in Penrith, Parramatta, Blacktown - major shopping hubs on west of Western Sydney. Between Blacktown and Penrith there is one and needs one.
Secondly, the free bus shuttle service provides a vital local transport link to commuters who can reach local amenities in a much better and easier way, every day. thus making it more accessible for everyone, a reward to a community that deserves it!
Now the the Mayor from Blacktown, Allan Pendleton, and his Councillors can now see the point of having one in Mount Druitt and are now moving their back seat forward starting to listen to the community!
Here is the original blog from Blake regarding the free bus shuttle: