Save Our Free Shuttle

This Petition of Wollongong residents brings to the attention of the House that we oppose the Berejiklian Government’s proposal to introduce standard Opal fares on the currently Free Gong Shuttle from the 29 January 2018.

The Free Gong Shuttle was introduced by the former Labor Government in March 2009 and has become an important part of Wollongong’s transport and tourism infrastructure, as well as providing much needed public transport services for students, pensioners, carers and other commuters for access to Wollongong Hospital, the University of Wollongong, and the Wollongong Central Business District.  It has also helped reduce traffic congestion on Wollongong streets.

The undersigned petitioners therefore ask the Legislative Assembly to oppose the Berejiklian Government’s plans to introduce standard Opal fares and keep the Free Gong Shuttle free.