Listening to local knowledge about public transport

Image of a person sitting on a bus with their head against the window looking out the window.

Anglicare is launching a research project called Trips Not Made. The aim is to help make public transport fairer and better for communities and young people living in urban regional centres, towns and outer suburbs.

The North West and South East (outer Hobart) of Tasmania are the focus areas for the project.

Dr Lisa Stafford from Anglicare’s Social Action and Research Centre is leading the project. She encourages young people aged between 12 and 30 years to get involved.

“We are starting with some community chats to gather local experiences,” she said. “The chats let people share stories about using public transport, why it matters, and ideas to make public transport better.”

Helping Lisa with the project are young people co-researchers Isabella, Haru and Isaac, and an advisory group made up of the young people and people from TasCOSS, State Growth, LGAT, Metro, Transport Australia Tasmania’s group, and Planning.

If a community chat is not for you, you can have a one-on-one chat with Lisa, or complete an activity about improving public transport in your area – like a short video, a photo collection, or travel diary.

“Please consider getting involved – your experience and ideas matter and help us advocate for change,” Lisa said.


Come along to a community chat, led by Lisa Stafford
  • Talk about why public transport matters
  • Share stories about using the bus
  • Share ideas to make public transport better
What’s involved?
  • Sessions will be up to 2 hours long
  • There will be up to 20 people there
  • Free food is provided
  • An artist will be there on the day to draw your ideas
  • All venues are wheelchair accessible.

Let us know if you need any transport or access support when you book.

Locations, dates and times
  • Burnie – West Park UTAS, Thursday 16 June, 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm
  • Devonport – Paranaple Centre, Friday 17 June, 4 pm to 6 pm
  • Ulverstone – the Wharf Precinct, Saturday 18 June, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
  • Primrose Sands RSL, Saturday 25 June, 10 am to 12 pm
  • Midway Point Neighbourhood House, Thursday 30 June , 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm
  • Brighton Bowls & Community Club, Friday 1 July, 4 pm to 6 pm
Who can come to a chat?

Anyone 12 years and older living in the North West or South East (outer Hobart). If you are under 18, you will need parent/adult consent to be involved.

You must pre-book. You can do this online, by email or phone:

Complete booking online

Download booking form from the website

Email Lisa lisa.stafford@utas.edu.au

Phone Lisa to book 6226 2143

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