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Residents encouraged to catch a free shuttle bus to the 2013 Australia Day Festival

Posted 15 January 2013 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou is encouraging residents to leave their cars at home and catch a free shuttle bus to and from the Australia Day Festival at Oatley Park, Oatley on 26 January 2013.

Mayor Jacovou said the free shuttle bus service will depart every 30 minutes from three separate pick up locations across the City of Hurstville.

“Council is pleased to offer this service to enable festival goers to leave their car either at home or near the pick up locations,” he said.

“This will help reduce traffic congestion around Oatley Park as well as provide festival goers with a hassle-free transport option which will deliver them directly to the event.”

The bus services will commence at 9.15am along the following routes:

Route A
The bus will depart from Hurstville Transport Interchange (Side A), Hurstville and pick up festival goers at the bus stop on Bridge Street, Penshurst before making its way to Oatley Park.

Route B
The bus will depart from outside Mortdale Hotel in Pitt Street, Mortdale and proceed to Mulga Street bus stop (on the western-side of the railway station), Oatley as well as stopping at Mulga Road shops (outside Coles) before making its way to Oatley Park.

Route C
This service will depart from Riverwood station and go directly to Oatley Park.

PLEASE NOTE: The last shuttle bus will depart Oatley Park at 4.45pm.

Additionally, the road at the main entrance to Oatley Park, Oatley will be closed through to the five ways. Access to and from the Baths and The Castle will be via the Douglas Haig Street entrance only. A free trackless train will shuttle people between the main entrance and Steamroller Park, Oatley.


Media contact:
Tanya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953