Labor Opposition Councillors moved a motion in the Council chamber, calling for better bus services in Pallara.

The motion that “Brisbane City Council commits to delivering bus services for Pallara Residents in the Calamvale Ward” was moved by Labor Opposition leader Jared Cassidy.

“This is urgent because this Council opened this suburb up for housing developments without building the necessary infrastructure first,” – Cr Jared Cassidy.

“The people of Pallara deserve better than what this backwards LNP Council is serving up.”

The LNP Lord Mayor and LNP Councillors used their majority to vote against the motion and it wasn’t carried.

It comes after years of campaigning from Pallara residents, who are desperate for better connectivity in and out of their suburb.

Pallara is located around 22 kilometres south of the CBD and is home to a number of new housing developments.

Pallarians recently started a petition calling for better public transport, so far it’s reached around 800 signatures.

Petition for public transport in Pallara
Petition for public transport in Pallara

“Residents, business hubs, commuters and family/friends have no way of connecting in and out of our suburb unless you walk 7 plus kilometres through terrain of unpathed streets and main connecting road heavily under construction with road closures, trucks, work vehicles, workers and road which has been patch worked.” – Head Petitioner Sam Spaliviero.

“This is not a safe journey for people of Pallara to endure.”

The residents say that “based on modelling…in 2016” bus services should be available but “5 years later and still no bus services available”.

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