JULY ISSUE 359
More than 150 people gathered at Acacia Ridge Hotel in Brisbane on June 17 to mark 60 years since the first Denning bus. In many ways, Denning is a symbol of the golden era of coaches in Australia. This was an age when many of the ‘roads’ in central and northern Australia were untamed by sealed surfaces.
Dyson Group acquired O’Connell’s Omeo Bus Service, also a family-owned business, after almost 60 years of operation. The O’Connell’s operation consists of the Omeo and surrounding area-based school runs and the Alps Link Bus Service between Omeo and Bright, which Dyson Group continues to run. A family owned and operated bus company founded in 1952, the Dyson Group operates more than 480 buses and coaches while employing some 800 staff in metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and NSW. It operates tours and charter, airport transfers, school runs, and metropolitan commuter services.