PTA Concrete Bus Stop Accessibility Program

Public Transport Authority

Various sites throughout Western Australia


Dowsing currently has a contract directly with the Public Transport Authority to upgrade its bus stops. Since 2011 the Western Australian Government has allocated significant funding over a 14 year period to undertake an ongoing works program that will progressively make all 13,000 bus stops meet the requirements of disability standards. It is planned that this program will upgrade approximately 600 stops per year. The existing bus stops are removed along with the concrete pad footings, any hardstand and associated services.

Scope of Works

  • Complete Dial before you digs and organise permits with applicable utility owners
  • Job safety analysis completed for each bus stop
  • Traffic Management during construction of works
  • Liaison with households where householder access to properties will be temporarily impacted by works
  • Saw cutting
  • Excavation of existing site
  • Install new kerbing
  • Construction of in-situ concrete hardstand, footpaths & pram ramps
  • Reticulation reinstatement
  • Relocating of existing shelters
  • Retaining walls as required
  • Safety signage
  • Turf reinstatement and backfill
  • Finishing of works including full site clean up


Dowsing has been able to build a long lasting relationship with the Public Transport Authority over many years. Dowsing has been able to deploy experienced and dedicated crews to meet the requirements of the contract. As of 2020, the PTA’s expectations of Dowsing is to have capacity to construct and project manage up to 15 bus stops per week.


Mar 2018 – Current

Up to 15 stops per week