SOUTH Australian Community Transport Association representatives met with the state’s health and transport ministers to discuss the sector at Parliament House on Wednesday, June 28.
SActa chair, Community Care and Transport CEO David McDonald, Minlaton, and SActa communications officer, Tailem Bend Community Centre CEO Tam Shepherd had organised the round table to advocate for the state’s community passenger networks, which support transport-disadvantaged communities.
Minister for Health and Wellbeing Chris Picton, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Tom Koutsantonis, Minister for Human Services Nat Cook, and Member for MacKillop independent Nick McBride talked with the SActa representatives about strategies to improve community transport availability.
“SActa is committed to ensuring every South Australian has access to safe, reliable, and affordable transportation services,” Mr McDonald said.
“This meeting marked a significant step forward in the pursuit of a streamlined and equitable community passenger network, positioning SA as a national leader in addressing the transportation needs of disadvantaged communities.
“By harnessing the collective knowledge and experience of all stakeholders, the meeting paved the way for a comprehensive and sustainable transport framework.
“SA is well on its way to becoming a beacon of excellence in providing transport solutions to disadvantaged communities, and SActa is proud to lead this charge.”
YPCY – 18 July 2023