Report Initiatives for Women in the Northern Territory 1983-1993
Tabled Paper 1888
Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Marshall Perron
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PUBLIC TRANSPORT The N orthern Territory h a s a wide sp read popu lation w ith u rb a n public b u s services provided in the two populated cen tres of D arw in and Alice Springs. D uring 1992, b u s services th ro u g h o u t the N orthern Territory w ere reviewed and changes to services are gradually being im plem ented. T hese changes will benefit w om en and children, p a rticu la rly a s the services are extended to a reas previously inaccessib le to public tran sp o rt. School b u s services are con tracted to the private secto r for all school b u s ru n s in the D arw in ru ra l, K atherine, Ja b iru , N hulunbuy , T en n an t C reek an d Alice Springs a reas . M igrant E ducation Services in D arw in an d D isability Services in D arw in and Alice Springs, co n trac t private agencies for tran sp o rt. T here are specially equipped vehicles for w heelchair bound travellers in these towns. The G overnm ent recognises th a t for m any people, n e ith e r public tra n sp o rt n o r private vehicle usage can adequately ca te r to th e ir needs an d th a t o th er m eans have to be developed to en su re th a t these people can m ain ta in the ir independence and m obility w ith in the com m unity. The frail, the aged, those w ith disabilities and w om en w ith sm all ch ild ren are som e of th e people who would a t various tim es, experience difficulty gain ing access to m ain stream tra n sp o rt services. D a rw in B u s S e rv ice To com plem ent the existing D arw in B us Service, a new in te rchange service h a s been located a t Palm erston. This project w as b u ilt u n d e r the U rban Public T ran sp o rt program and w as jo in tly funded by th e N orthern T erritory G overnm ent and the Federal G overnm ent a t a cost of $1 .13 million. The in terchange provides feeder connections to the D arw in