The State government will trial a daily return coach service between Taree and Coffs Harbour.
However, local member Stephen Bromhead is pulling out all stops to include Forster-Tuncurry in the trial, which will include six stops along the way.
Mr Bromhead is urging Great Lakes residents to have their say on his proposal, and urge the government to include Forster-Tuncurry.
The transport minister was open to discussion, but we have to let the government know it would work in this area, Mr Bromhead said.
“We need your feedback.”
An information booth will be available in front of Coles Forster this Friday, December 7 from 9.30am-1pm.
Operated by NSW TrainLink the coach would leave Taree at 7am and arrive in Coffs Harbour at 10.55am.
“Stops along the Mid North Coast will include Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Frederickton, Macksville, Nambucca Heads and Urunga,” Mr Bromhead said.
“The return service would then depart Coffs Harbour at 4pm to arrive in Taree at 7.55pm.
“The services we are proposing will benefit customers who want to use public transport to travel between major hubs whether it is for work, business, medical appointments, shopping or just to visit family and friends,” Mr Bromhead said.
“I have asked TrainLink for the service to be extended to include a stop in Forster and encourage those living in and around Forster and Tuncurry to visit the information booth on Friday at Coles to “have their say.”
The proposed trial, which could start early next year, would also provide more transport options for Cundletown, Kew, Frederickton, and Urunga.
“We want the community to get behind these services and that’s why we are asking them for feedback on how and when these services are operated,” Mr Bromhead said.
“If you want to have your say or just find out more about the trial, get down to one of our information booths and have chat to the NSW TrainLink staff.”
The community can also provide feedback via an online survey at transportnsw.info/taree-coffsharbour which is available until 4 January.