The School Transport Assistance Scheme was the subject of my recent Question on Notice in Parliament, requesting a review. With inflexible criteria that causes issues for many residents trying to access free bus transport to schools, a review is well overdue to better support current needs of students and families. Whilst we will continue efforts to see a full review, it is welcome news that the Department has committed to conducting a comprehensive review of the school bus network in the Traveston, Cooran and Cooroy areas in the 2021 school year. With Noosa District High School having a split campus between Pomona and Cooroy this has created school transport difficulties for residents in some rural areas.

If you have experienced problems with the School Transport Assistance Scheme, it is important that you also contact the office of the Minister via email using