DUE to a lack of usage, Sunshine Coast Council is reassessing the future of the Peachester to Beerwah Flexilink service.
The service is a trial funded to the tune of $10,000 a year from the $6.44 million council transport levy (a $44 levy added to every rates notice).
The service has been operational for 11 years and on average is used five times a month but so far this year it’s only been used eight times.
The service uses a Glasshouse Taxi vehicle that operates a return service three times a day, Monday to Saturday.
It operates similar to a bus service by following a designated route but you must pre-book your seat.
The cost per single trip is only $2 for adults and $1 concession or child.
To assess the future need for the service, the council is asking locals who have and haven’t used the service to fill out a simple online survey.
This will help the council to determine what happens next – whether the service is cancelled or changed to better suit the community’s needs, as well as identifying what is preventing wider usage of the service in general.
To take the survey, go to
The survey closes on June 7.
For more information about the Flexilink service visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/flexilink