Save Our Buses

2 March 2022

A Message from the Mayor

In October 2020, the NSW Government announced the privatisation of the last remaining State Transit-operated bus regions in NSW, including region 9 (eastern suburbs). The transition for region 9 to private operators is due to conclude in April this year.

Waverley Council is opposed to the privatisation of buses in Sydney and any further removal of bus services. You can read more at the Save Our Buses page on our website.

We are working closely with the community and State and Federal Members to stop the privatisation from going ahead.

We do not agree with the state government that passengers will be better off through bus privatisation.

To that end, I encourage the Waverley community to make a written submission to the Upper House inquiry into the privatisation of bus services in NSW.

The inquiry will examine the modelling, rationale and process of privatising bus services, and assess the impact that privatisation has had on the community who use the services and the workers who provide them. The closing date for submissions is 31 March 2022.

To lodge a submission, visit

The Member for Coogee, Dr Marjorie O’Neill is also holding a public transport Community Town Hall meeting at 6pm-7pm tonight, Wednesday 2 March, via Zoom with the Shadow Minister for Transport, Jo Haylen. Click here to register to attend.

- Paula Masselos, Mayor of Waverley.