Joondalup bus service for seniors being trialled

The Wheatbelt Development Commission is funding a pilot service for six months from April 4, with support from the Gingin and Dandaragan shires.

The initiative is part of phase two of the WDC’s Creating Age-Friendly Communities in Small Towns Project and forms part of efforts to address aged care issues across the region.

It also aims to improve the level of age-friendly infrastructure, services and inclusion across 43 local governments in the Wheatbelt.

The bus will leave Jurien Bay at 7am on Mondays, stopping at Cervantes, Lancelin, Sovereign Hill and Woodridge.

The proposed destinations are the CAT bus service in Joondalup to link to the hospital, and Lakeside Joondalup shopping centre, giving access to metropolitan bus and rail services.

If the Monday is a public holiday, the service will instead run on the Wednesday of that week.

Shire of Gingin residents can buy tickets by calling 9575 5155 by noon on the Thursday prior to the Monday bus service.

Shire of Dandaragan residents can call 9652 0800 for booking information.