Blaxland Road bus blackspot needs to be revisited

Blackspot: Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce president Glenn Creecy and Campbelltown councillor Warren Morrison want to see more bus services on the western side of the CBD. Picture: Simon Bennett
Blackspot: Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce president Glenn Creecy and Campbelltown councillor Warren Morrison want to see more bus services on the western side of the CBD. Picture: Simon Bennett

It may be an area bustling with bulky goods retailers, but there is still one thing missing from Blaxland Road – buses.

More than a year ago the Advertiser highlighted how the strip was a public transport black spot, much to the frustration of several businesses.

Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce president Glenn Creecy said it was time Transport for NSW – the government organisation which determines bus routes and timetables – thought about the businesses along the stip and reconsidered its decision not to send buses along the road.

“Of course it would be good for buses to travel along Blaxland Road instead of it being a street that you can only go up and down on if you have a car,” he said.

“People should be able to access Blaxland Road by catching a bus.

“It’s one of our main shopping strips and it (the absent service) should be revisited.”

Campbelltown councillor Warren Morrison said the entire Campbelltown CBD could benefit from more public transport.

“There are not enough public transport connections to Campbelltown’s CBD that’s why we have so many cars on the road,” Cr Morrison said.

“The more buses we have, the better.”

Cr Morrison said with the opening of Gregory Hills Road – which connects to Badgally Road and on to Blaxland Road – there was an opportunity for Campbelltown businesses to attract residents from suburbs like Gregory Hills, Oran Park and Gledswood Hills.

“Gregory Hills has a small bulky goods area but the larger precinct in is Campbelltown,” he said.

The Advertiser asked Transport for NSW whether a bus route along Gregory Hills Drive had been established yet, and whether any review into possible Blaxland Road services would be conducted.

No response has been received.