‘You can’t have growth, and not give it services’

A lack of public transport in the district was brought front and centre to the Adelaide Plains Council chamber on Monday March 20 when public transport campaigner, Rina Centofanti, of Virginia gave a deputation.

Ms Centofanti spoke for 10 minutes about her ideas for a bus route, which proposes stops in Mallala, Dublin and Two Wells on its way to Adelaide, and presented all her gathered information to date to councillors.

Up until March 28 she had collected 46 surveys and around 1200 signatures in support of her proposal.

Ms Centofanti hopes Member for Goyder, Steven Griffiths, will present the petition to parliament in due course, and has even offered to drive the bus free of charge to get the service up and running.

“I think you need to push this,” she implored the chamber.

“Especially with all the housing going up in the area.

“A lot of people moving to the area think that there’s public transport and there really is none.

“You can’t have growth out here and not give it services, bus or train.”

Councillor Stubing acknowledged Ms Centofanti’s passion and commitment to the cause and whole-heartedly supported her push for a public bus service in the area.

“I think it’s a fantastic idea,” he said. “I don’t think there’s any reason why we don’t go for a bus service.”

Following her deputation Ms Centofanti said she was disappointed no councillors had made a motion in support of her transport survey or public transport proposal.

More info: www.AdelaidePlainsBusRoute.com.

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