Bus Loops Crushed for Crush '17

Member for Bragg, Vickie Chapman MP, has raised serious concerns around the lack of
public transport in the Adelaide Hills for this weekend’s Crush Festival.

Representing the Piccadilly Valley region, with Tapanapa Wines and Mount Lofty House participating
in the Festival, Ms. Chapman is outraged the bus loop service has been cancelled.

The service, which has previously run throughout the region, was this year cancelled due to State
Labor Government bureaucracy.

In an email distributed last week, the Adelaide Hills wine region was advised the offering of a hop-onhop-off bus service could be in breach of the SA Government transport regulations, and therefore
would not go ahead as it has previously.

“This has been an excellent service in the past to ensure people attending Crush enjoy the fantastic
event, but do not drink and drive,” said Ms. Chapman.

“The impact for local businesses and the community, who have put so much effort into these events,
should not be underestimated.

“If Minister Mullighan doesn’t care about supporting the Adelaide Hills region, he should at least care
about the drivers who could die on these roads.

“The State Labor Government’s contract with a private bus company to provide exclusive public
transport is the real impediment to this event, limiting any other service from running
over the weekend.”