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Mark Bailey, Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads. Image – Queensland Government, Pixabay.
  • 'Willy Wonka style' initiative extended by two weeks
  • More than 33,500 entries already submitted
  • Public transport fares also on freeze

At the start of June, the Queensland Government announced it would be giving away a year of free travel on the TRANSlink system.

Registered Go Card users would be randomly selected at the end of the working week for the chance to win free public transport.

“The first three winners have said the free travel will enable them to visit family members more frequently, travel to and from work every day for free, or allow them to see more of the great sights in SEQ (south east Queensland).”

Mark Bailey, Transport and Main Roads Minister

The chance to win a so-called ‘golden go card’ has now been extended, the Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey, announced that two more chances will be offered for another two weeks.

The giveaway was initially scheduled to only run through June to support the Property Council of Australia’s Fridays in the City initiative, to get more workers back into city centres.

The programme proved popular, more than 33,500 entries were made to date.

The Queensland government said the positive reception prompted the extensions, public transport fares will also be held where they are.

It is all part of the effort to drive people back into the CBD, and while the Fridays in the City initiative wraps up today, Property Council of Australia’s (PCA) Queensland Executive Director Jen Williams said:

“… many office landlords and retailers have already committed to continue their investment in Friday-based activities, and through extending the opportunity to win free public transport for a further two weeks, we are hopeful the legacy of the Fridays in the City campaign will continue.”

Jen Williams, Executive Director, Property Council Queensland

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