I look forward to joining the Fantastic Aussie Tours team and their Blue Mountains Explorer Bus crew in the very near future to celebrate another achievement: One of the oldest tourism vehicle operators in the country will be the first transport service in Australia to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero.
Fantastic Aussie Tours has operated in the Blue Mountains since 1974. It runs hop-on, hop-off buses 15 times a day, 365 days a year around the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, where we are richly blessed to work and play within a wilderness area with fresh air.
It will become the first certified 100 per cent carbon neutral bus charter transport service under the Australian Government's Carbon Neutral Program.
The company operates a fleet of four distinctive red double-decker sightseeing buses.
It has a great team of dedicated and hardworking staff committed to providing a special experience for visitors and locals alike.
I congratulate everyone involved, including very proud managing director Jason Cronshaw and Darryl Booth, who have been working for years to make this happen.