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Inquiry Details

Access to Transport for Seniors and Disadvantaged People in Rural and Regional NSW

The Committee is inquiring into access to transport for seniors and disadvantaged people in rural and regional NSW. The inquiry will consider specific issues related to the transport needs of seniors and disadvantaged people, the accessibility of current public transport services, possible strategies to improve access, and support that can be provided to assist with the costs of private transport if public transport is unavailable or unable to meet the needs of these groups.

 

That the Committee on Community Services inquire into and report on access to transport for seniors and disadvantaged people (including but not limited to Aboriginal persons, persons with disability, and social housing tenants) in rural and regional NSW. Matters to be considered include:

(a)    Specific issues relating to the transport needs of seniors and disadvantaged people in rural and regional NSW;

(b)   Accessibility of current public transport services in rural and regional NSW;

(c)   Potential strategies to improve access, including better alignment between different modes of transport, available routes and timetabling generally;

(d)   Support that can be provided to seniors and disadvantaged people to assist with the costs of private transport where public transport is either unavailable or unable to meet the needs of these groups; and

(e)   Any other related matters.

 

The Committee was due to provide its report on 30 November 2016 but has sought an extension until 22 December 2016. 

 

 


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