Council requests funding deal to secure delivery of State's North Stradbroke Island public transport strategy

A PLAN to improve the public transport system on North Stradbroke Island, including bus stops and parking is picking up speed.

It comes as council prepares to submit its feedback on the Queensland government's Draft Minjerribah Public Transport Strategy.

The state's draft strategy recommends projects to improve the public transport system on and to North Stradbroke Island.

Cr Peter Mitchell said the government's plan was moving in the right direction to provide the island community with much-needed public transport improvements.

"While the island has a permanent population of about 2000 people, it can swell to over 10,000 during peak tourism season, making transport to, from and around the island critical for residents and the local tourism economy," he said.

Mayor Karen Williams said the plan aimed to support the Redlands community, economy, and environment.

"With the Queensland government proposing different ways to enhance the island's passenger transport network, there are several infrastructure projects that need to be delivered to achieve these goals," she said.

The state's nominated projects include new bus stops, and parking facilities.

Cr Williams said this was financially impractical.

"The reality is council needs a funding commitment from the Queensland government to help deliver the work," she said.

Council had a closer look at the state's transport strategy and have finalised their assessment.

"Our feedback outlines these concerns and requests (funding) for the development of an implementation plan, detailing lead and partner agency responsibilities, indicative costings, funding sources and delivery timeframes," Cr Williams said.

She hoped councils feedback would open future conversations between council and the Queensland government.

Cr Peter Mitchell said he was optimistic about the draft strategy.

"Advances to bus stops, bus operations and active transport access and bicycle parking, a review of parking services and lighting and security enhancements are just some of the facilities and features that I know would be welcomed by residents and visitors," he said.