ALL ABOARD: South Burnett councillors Debbie Palmer, Cheryl Dalton, Damien Tessmann, Barry Green and Keith Campbell along with Nanango MP Deb Frecklington and council CEO Ken McLoughlin were among the first passengers for the new Kingaroy Bus Service which was launched yesterday. Photo: Danielle Lowe / South Burnett Times
ALL ABOARD: South Burnett councillors Debbie Palmer, Cheryl Dalton, Damien Tessmann, Barry Green and Keith Campbell along with Nanango MP Deb Frecklington and council CEO Ken McLoughlin were among the first passengers for the new Kingaroy Bus Service which was launched yesterday. Photo: Danielle Lowe / South Burnett Times Danielle Lowe

New bus service on trial

SOUTH Burnett residents will find it easier to get around town after the launch of the Kingaroy town bus service.

Economic development chair Cr Damien Tessmann officially declared the bus service open for business on Monday, May 14.

"Transport is so important for South Burnett residents because a lot of them suffer due to distance," he said.

"This new bus service will connect residents with the north and south."

Cr Tessmann said elderly residents and those with a disability would benefit most from the new service because it meant they wouldn't have to rely on family members or friends to take them to do their shopping.

"We will monitor the trial of the new service and find which routes are popular and which ones are not," he said.

Pursers Coaches will operate the service with the initial run to operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday with three different circuits.

Pursers Coaches will also run three days a week to Gympie.

A list of the streets on the routes are available on the council's website and fares will start from $2.50 per trip for adults and $1.20 for children.

Graham House will operate a South Burnett weekend market transport service which will utilise Graham House's vehicles across the South Burnett to provide a door-to-door service for residents who might not otherwise be able to attend the markets.

Visit southburnett.qld.gov.au and click on the Get on Board logo or phone council on 41899100.

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