TransPerth figures show that the Mends Street ferry service is growing in popularity with tourists and commuters.
“Extending the service hours in the summer months would not only benefit those tourists wanting to enjoy the cafes and bars of Mends Street at night but would also enable South Perth residents to go to the city at night for shopping or a visit to entertainment precincts”, said John.
John has asked the Minister to have a trial this summer, starting on December 1. He responded positively but would like evidence that commuters would use the late-night service.
At present, the last ferry leaves Perth at 7.24 pm in winter, and 9.15 pm in summer. Some people are saying that, particularly in the summer, that is too early, and even in the winter it means an early finish for people.
John advocates that “traffic congestion is going to be a huge challenge for Government as our population explodes. We need to get more people off the roads and into other forms of transport. The Swan River provides a huge opportunity for services between the city and Burswood, Claisebrook and even Canning Bridge.”
John urges commuters to get in touch with the office on 9368 6270 or firstname.lastname@example.org to voice their opinion on whether they believe extending the ferry service hours would prove beneficial.