Representing the interests of the bus and coach industry in Western Australia
By - BUS WA

Introducing Employsure

AA Employsure is a workplace specialist (WA Company) that reviews existing workplace documentation and processes.  They have approached me offering their services (advertisements appear in this Communiqué).  They have become a Partner with BusWA and hopefully, their services will be beneficial to so...

Read More
By - BUS WA

Optus Stadium – Pick-ups, Drop-offs and Parking

Parking at Optus Stadium is very complex and out of the hands of the venue operator.  I know that some operators are getting frustrated with a perceived lack of communication.  I share that frustration, but we are trying to get this situation sorted. The issue does not lie with the venue operators. ...

Read More
By - BUS WA

Data Analysis Australia (DAA)

We met with DAA today to get a briefing about the results of the uplift survey.  Unfortunately, the returns were not sufficient to give a definitive answer.  There were just not enough responses from those operating on unsealed roads, and also those who travel on sealed roads (the sealed road data w...

Read More
By - BUS WA

Five-Year Review

We have started the Review with meetings on 31 January and 13 February.  On 13 February, we discussed an overview of all the issues and mapped out a timetable for the more difficult items of which there are around six or so. We agreed on a few of the Issues but will discuss the more contentious issu...

Read More
By - BUS WA

AGM and Prospective Regional Meeting

I previously announced the AGMs date to be held on Friday, 5 October 2018.  I have had to change this date to Wednesday, 3 October 2018 due to a clash with the BIC National Conference changed from the traditional November date to 7 – 11 October 2018 in Cairns.  The AGMs will be held at Ascot Racecou...

Read More
By - BUS WA

Codeine – S4 Medication

The Department of Health – Therapeutic Goods Administration has now included medicines containing Codeine into the Schedule 4 (S4) category drug effective from 1 Feb 18.  Codeine-containing medicines will be no longer be available without a prescription. This was done because Codeine is an opioid dr...

Read More
By - BUS WA

Keith Brookes

It is with sadness that I announce the demise of Mr. Keith Brook of Narrogin. In 1961, Keith with his wife Audrey purchased their first school bus contract in Narrogin. After 56 years of dedicated service to the Industry, they assigned their contract last year. Keith joined WARTA around 1961/62. Our...

Read More
By - BUS WA

Optus Stadium

As you are aware, Optus Stadium is open, and a number of functions are scheduled before the AFL season kicks off i.e. one day international, BBL semi-finals and the Ed Sheeran concert.  We have been negotiating hard to get private bus layover areas as well as pick up/drop off areas for private buses...

Read More