- Thursday 18 December 2014
Council today unveiled the new branding on the ComLink fleet of vehicles providing the Provision of Transport Services to Eligible Persons, funded through the Transport Levy.
Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said not-for-profit organisation ComLink has been awarded the tender to transport residents who are 60 and over or have a disability or mobility impairment from their home to their local shopping centre on a pre-scheduled day for just $2 each way.
“This service which operates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays makes a huge difference to the lives of many residents, providing them with independence,” Cr McKay said.
“Residents will be able to easily identify the ComLink vehicles with the installation of new blue and white branded signage.
“Council is very proud of this program which improves community connectedness and reduces social isolation.
“Leading into the busy Christmas period, eligible residents can arrange the service by phoning 5390 1288 by noon the day before their planned trip.”
ComLink CEO Feda Adra said her organisation employs 33 full-time equivalent employees and is serviced by150 volunteers at their Birtinya head office.
“ComLink is one of the largest community transport providers in Australia. In addition to the Sunshine Coast we also have offices and staff in Bundaberg, North Lakes, Ipswich, Cairns and Townsville,” Ms Adra said.
“The Council Link program compliments the current services provided by ComLink and we have over 27 years of experience in the aged care and disability sector and has shown steady growth during the first three weeks of operation.”
For information on the program’s schedule and suburbs, visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and search for “council link”.