logosTransport for NSW will be introducing a new vehicle scheduling system (RouteMatch) from Tuesday 12th July 2016 in order to enable community transport organisations to provide you with a more efficient transport service.

There will be changes to the way our service operates and we will be trialling the new system over coming weeks.

Your driver will now travel with a tablet connected to the office by Wifi. Please be aware that the tablet is used at each stop to update information. For your safety the tablet has a motion sensor that will not allow the driver to activate it whilst moving. If the tablet receives an alert the driver will need to pull over to access it.

The tablet has a voice navigation system installed for route guidance.

To maximise the utilisation of our vehicles there will be changes to pick-up times. Your pick-up time will be given when YOU ring to confirm your booking the morning before you travel. If you do not confirm your booking, we may assume you are not travelling.

Please be ready 1/2 hour before your scheduled pick up time.

If you are not ready, and the schedule is tight, you may miss your transport that day.

During the initial implementation there may be some glitches and problems, please be understanding as we strive to implement a more efficient service.

If you have any questions please contact:
Great Community Transport
Lawson office: 4759 2403
Penrith office: 4722 3083
www.greatcommunitytransport.org.au

“Working together to create a better Community Transport Service”

 

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.


Click here to open the petition


 

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