Lake Macdonald Flexilink trial service extended

FlexiLinkThe Flexilink transport trial operating between Lake Macdonald and Cooroy has been extended until 31 August giving residents a further two months to use the service.
Funded by Sunshine Coast Council’s Public Transport Levy, the new service started as a three-month trial in April to make it easier for residents to access public transport.
Transport Strategy Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the trial extension from 30 June until the end of August meant more passenger data could be collected to assess local demand for the service.
“Flexilink trial services aim to provide affordable and accessible public transport to communities with fewer alternative transport options,” he said.
“The extension of the trial will mean council can gather information on passenger numbers over a five month period and determine whether it’s viable for this service to continue as a sustainable travel option.”
Division 12 Councillor Tony Wellington encouraged residents to use the service to keep it running.
“The trial gives local residents better access to TransLink bus routes 631 and 632 operating between Cooroy, Nambour and Noosa,” he said.
“Residents now have an extra two months to spread the word, use the service and show it’s needed.”
The trial operates a return service three times a day Monday to Saturday between Lake Macdonald and Cooroy, travelling via Emerald, Myall and Elm Streets, Lake Macdonald Drive, Forest Acres Drive and Koala Crescent. It costs $2 for adults and $1 for children and concessions.
A downloadable brochure including a timetable for the Lake Macdonald to Cooroy Flexilink trial is available on council’s website.
Wheelchair accessible vehicles are available. Bookings are essential, phone 1300 511 163.