Public transport on the Sunshine Coast will be free from 8.45pm on New Year's Eve.
Public transport on the Sunshine Coast will be free from 8.45pm on New Year's Eve. deymos

Buses run for free on New Year's Eve

MORE than 20 extra buses will run on the Sunshine Coast to get people to and from New Year's Eve celebrations and catching them won't cost you a cent.

Queensland Transport Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe said free transport would be available on some buses from 3pm and on all buses from 8.45pm.

In fact, Mr Hinchcliffe said from 8.45pm on New Year's Eve no fares would be charged anywhere on the entire Translink network.

Community New Year's Eve celebrations are being planned for Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Coolum, and Noosa Heads.

Mooloolaba is expected to be the hub for Sunshine Coast celebrations, with the council saying it expects about 45,000 people to turn out for what is effectively a New Year's Eve festival, with performances and music along with facepainting and children's activities planned ahead of the midnight countdown and fireworks display.

Mr Hinchcliffe said secure taxi ranks would also be provided at the Esplanade at Mooloolaba, Ocean Street, Maroochydore, Hastings Street in Noosa Heads and in Minchinton Street in Caloundra.


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