A PROPOSED bus route extension is needed for the future of the Landsdale community, says resident Anna Muccilli.
She has been advocating for route 450 to service the eastern area of the suburb since her family moved into Corimbia Estate nearly five years ago.
The bus currently terminates on Kingsway before Rangeview Road, which Mrs Muccilli said was a 25-minute walk away.
Transperth has proposed extending the route further along Kingsway and north on to Alhambra, Huntington and Hagar Parkways, before ending at Alexander Drive just south of Gnangara Road.
Mrs Muccilli said the route was similar to that featured in the estate’s master plan and would be “absolutely stoked” if it was implemented.
“We just don’t have public transport facilities in the eastern corridor of Landsdale,” she said.
“It’s not just for now; it’s for the future of our community.
“If this goes ahead, it’s going to help so many families.”
She said her daughter was currently driven to high school but if the route was adopted, she would use the service every day.
Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hynes said Transperth planned the extension earlier this year, originally intending it to end at the intersection of Kingsway and Pomodoro Avenue.
“However, difficulties in securing a suitable long-term bus terminus, for a bus to stop and lay over in between trips, in the area meant we had to consider other options,” he said.
“We have now secured a suitable location.”
Transperth will hold community consultation sessions at Kingsway City Shopping Centre this month and people can email feedback by August 26.
“Once this consultation period is complete, a decision on if, and when, the extension will go ahead will be made,” Mr Hynes said.
The sessions will run from 2pm to 7pm on August 18 and 9am to 1pm on August 20.
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