Boonah RSL provides public transport

NEED A LIFT: Boonah RSL is offering residents public transport.
NEED A LIFT: Boonah RSL is offering residents public transport.

The Boonah RSL is offering public transport to help residents in surrounding suburbs travel to town for basic needs.

Club president David Earl said there were two separate services which targeted people who would struggle to get to town otherwise.

“Usage has been dwindling for some time, so we’re trying to build it back up,” he said.

“It’s aimed at the aged care market, but also at anyone who can’t afford expensive taxi fares.”

Mr Earl said the RSL had been seeking grants to upgrade the vehicles and planned to expand the services if demand increased.

The VAST service is provided by the RSL in conjunction with the Queensland Ambulance Service.

Its purpose is to assist people to attend appointments with doctors and specialists

The QAS supplies the vehicle which is driven by a representative of the RSL.

The VAST service can be accessed by asking your GP who will contact the Queensland Ambulance Service.

The second service that the RSL offers is called Active Community Transport and it enables people in areas such as Mount Alford and Aratula to visit town on Thursdays to go to the shops and appointments.

The bus picks people up from Mount Alford at about 8.30am, before stopping at Boonah about 8.45 – 9am and Aratula at 9.15 – 9.30am.

It then drops them at the Boonah Post Office.

At about 11.30am the driver begins taking people home.

The bus can not carry children in car seats or capsules, or people in wheel chairs. 

The service is accessible by donation.

The Active Community Transport service can be accessed by phoning John Gilbert in advance on 5463 1557 or 0457 431 713  to arrange a pick-up time.

For more information, contact the Boonah RSL.