Committee: School Services
Company: Karrabee Bus & Coach
Julie’s self-employment background originated in the Pineapples Industry where she was responsible for marketing fresh pineapples to all states of Australia and exporting to New Zealand. As owner of a seafood market for 16 years Julie further developed skills in business management and marketing.
With 24 years’ experience in the bus industry as Owner/Manager of Karrabee Bus + Coach, Julie’s business connects the communities of the Mary Valley to Gympie. Karrabee Bus + Coach provides school transport and charters for sporting and community groups as well as private charter. Karrabee specialize in tours to Outback Queensland including an Outback Pubs tour incorporating the Birdsville Races, Mitchell Races, Roma Races and Burrandowan Races.
Julie is excited to see the progress of the STAS Digital Enablement Smartform project for the School Bus Industry in Queensland. This roll out and the Review of the School Payment System will lead to improved services in the school sector. There is much more to do to meet community expectations within the industry.