Today marks one month since applications opened for the NSW Government’s brand new Regional Seniors Travel Card.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said more than 20,000 Central Coast seniors have successfully applied.
“I am delighted to announce a total of 22,983 Central Coast seniors have successfully applied for the new Regional Seniors Travel Card,” Mr Crouch said.
“With each Card worth $250, this equates to $5,745,750 in potential savings on travel costs.
“This is a massive saving for our seniors on the Central Coast and allows each recipient to purchase fuel, use taxi services or travel on NSW TrainLink trains and coaches.
“Any Central Coast resident who receives the Age Pension or holds a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card is eligible to apply through Service NSW. Pension-aged veterans collecting a Service Pension or recipients of a War Widow Pension through the Department of Veterans Affairs will also be able to apply in the coming months.”
Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said the NSW Government is committed to easing travel costs for senior citizens.
“This is an election promise that the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government has now delivered to the Central Coast,” Mr Martin said.
“Unfortunately Labor had no plans to ease this cost for rural and regional seniors – and refused to match the Government’s commitment.”
For more information, go to: www.service.nsw.gov.au/regionalseniorstravel.