Community Transport Services Tasmania (CTST) is a state-wide, not-for-profit organisation that provides affordable door-to-door community transport to approximately 8,000 aged care and disability services eligible Tasmanians.
Their services – made possible by more than one hundred thousand volunteer hours every year – enable Tasmanians to continue living independently in their communities – assisting them to attend appointments and participate in social activities that enrich their lives.
CTST is excited to have the privilege of commencing a new chapter in the history of 320 Main Road, Glenorchy – previously the RSL Glenorchy Sub-Branch. The property will be developed and renovated to play a new role in the Tasmanian community that – though a change for this grand, old building, still honours the objective of supporting the wellbeing and betterment of Tasmanians.
To meet the future demand for community transport, CTST has invested in this property because of the central location, the ability to accommodate current and future staffing requirements, and the vehicle depot capacity. CTST’s new head office will provide an environment that allows staff and volunteers to continue to provide the highest quality community transport services possible.
CTST’s Chief Executive Officer, Lyndon Stevenson, said, “CTST has grown significantly over recent years and this trend is predicted to continue. Tasmania has the oldest population in the country and, when you add the many Tasmanians already finding social isolation and access to services a challenge, the demand for affordable and high-quality community transport across Tasmania is not going away.”
Mr Stevenson also said, “Once fully renovated, 320 Main Road, Glenorchy will be a purpose-built facility that will house our assessment, service planning, and passenger service teams, as well as CTST corporate services – providing greater support to our regional staff and volunteer teams across the State. Our new social enterprise, Area Connect, is also in high demand across Tasmania and we need to ensure we plan for the future of this relatively new service. CTST’s vision is that everybody who needs community transport should have access to it and we believe this investment will play a significant role in realising this vision.”