North BondiThe Special Outings Program is now available for June, July & August.

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Outings include North Bondi Diggers Club, Faulconbridge Market, Tobruk Sheep Station & Watsons Bay

Please contact your local office to make a booking. Penrith: 02 4722-3083 or Blue Mountains: 02 4759-2403

 

saveblockfundingIn 2018 the Commonwealth Government proposes to roll-out individual packages for all eligible Aged Care clients. This will lead to Community Transport in NSW losing its block funding and the ability of Community Transport to look after collectives of people in a safe and regulated framework. This will mean that transport costs in our sector could increase for some clients up to 2000% to meet the new user pays system and market contestable requirements. These changes will also mean loss of employment and training opportunities in the Care Sector for hundreds of workers and undervalue the volunteer element so needed by services to ensure quality service delivery. Please sign the petition in order to keep block funding from 1 July 2018 for All NSW Community Transport services and to keep prices reasonable for all transport disadvantaged people.


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King Tide CafeThe Special Outings Program is now available for March, April & May.

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Outings include The Nepean Belle, Wisemans Ferry Inn, Featherdale Wildlife Park & King Tide Cafe Brooklyn

Please contact your local office to make a booking. Penrith: 02 4722-3083 or Blue Mountains: 02 4759-2403

 

Reindeer lightsThe Special Outings Program is now available for December, January & February.

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Outings include Cobbity Markets, Christmas lights & St Mary’s Leagues and Brewery Bistro Rouse Hill.

Please contact your local office to make a booking. Penrith: 02 4722-3083 or Blue Mountains: 02 4759-2403

 

This is why there was no transport available in the upper Blue Mountains on Friday the 17th of July.

Parke Street Katoomba

Parke Street Katoomba became a ski slope

Katoomba Railway Station

Katoomba Railway Station snowed under

 

Sydney HarbourThe Special Outings Program is now available for September, October & November.

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Outings include Darling Harbour, Ettalong Diggers and the Cliff Hanger Cafe.

Please contact your local office to make a booking. Penrith: 02 4722-3083 or Blue Mountains: 02 4759-2403

 

Great Community Transport is pleased to advise that we have successfully completed a Third Party Verification to NSW Disability Service Standards.

we passed

 

scenicrailwayThe Special Outings Program is now available for June, July & August.

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Outings include The Fiddler at Rouse Hill, Scenic World and Watsons Bay.

Please contact your local office to make a booking. Penrith: 02 4722-3083 or Blue Mountains: 02 4759-2403

 

The NSW Government has announced a funding boost of twelve million dollars to the Community Transport sector over the next four years! The Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian visited our Penrith office on Wednesday to make the announcement, accompanied by the Hon. Stuart Ayres Minister for Police, Roza Sage Member for Blue Mountains and Tanya Davies Member for Mulgoa. During her visit to Great Community Transport Ms Berejiklian said “Without community transport, thousands of people would struggle to do what many of us take for granted.. [and] I look forward to continuing to work hand-in-hand with community transport providers, customers and volunteers to make sure we’re providing the crucial funds and support needed to keep up with demand.”

Click here to read the Government’s full media release (PDF)

(L to R) MP Roza Sage, Helen Walker Manager GCT, The Minister for Police Hon. Stuart Ayres, The Minister for Transport Hon. Gladys Berejiklian and MP Tanya Davies

(L to R) MP Roza Sage, Helen Walker Manager GCT, The Minister for Police Hon. Stuart Ayres, The Minister for Transport Hon. Gladys Berejiklian and MP Tanya Davies

 


Great Community Transport Inc. has proudly provided transport care to eligible Blue Mountains and Penrith residents for more than twenty eight years. This commitment has not changed in face of the Commonwealth and State Governments Reforms to aged and disability services.

Due to the current reforms, Transport for NSW has advised all community transport providers that the Commonwealth and State are moving towards a customer centred environment focused on delivering more capacity to an ageing population by lowering administrative expenses so that service offerings can expand. Underpinning this change, Transport for NSW is investing in new technologies and enablement projects to enhance providers’ capacity and performance to meet the expectations of all stakeholders. It is also assumed that these changes will lead to an increase in frontline service delivery, “more people in seats”, and a decrease in administration burden, “cutting red tape”.

GCT is examining the feasibility of a co-operative model with other like-minded community transport providers. This will allow GCT to remain sustainable and provide high quality service delivery whilst keeping its local community identity , profile and focus to ensure our clients get the same or improved service delivery into the future. Our clients deserve the best and this is what we will achieve together.

Stay tuned for further updates.