The Palaszczuk Government has announced it will introduce a new bus service for Bribie Island’s students.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the government had partnered with Bribie Island Coaches to introduce route 6573, effective July 13 to better service students attending Bribie Island State School and Bribie Island State High School.

Leaving at 2.45pm each afternoon, the 6573 service will run through Bongaree to Bribie Lakes and Bellara.

“Families told us they wanted more public transport for their children, and I’m glad we’ve been able to deliver this positive result,” Mr Bailey said.

“We’ve seen Bribie grow leaps and bounds, particularly around Bongaree, Bribie Lakes and Bellara, which is why we’ve partnered with Bribie coaches to secure a new route that takes into account the feedback of families on the island.

“Not only will this change advantaged current students but it will ensure a more attractive service in the future as the area continues to grow.

Mr Bailey said in addition to the new services, nine existing routes – 6532AM/ PM, 6533AM, 6534AM/PM, 6535AM/PM, 6556AM/PM, 6566PM, 6568PM, 6569PM and 6572PM — would also be modified to help balance capacity and improve service reliability for students.

“We will continue to work with Bribie Island Coaches and the community to continue to improve the region’s school bus network.”

For more information on school travel, visit the TransLink website or phone 13 12 30, anytime.