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Minister for Public Transport Questioned on Bus Services for Students in Scoresby

Mr WELLS (Rowville) The question I wish to raise is for the Minister for Public Transport. Minister, can you explain to Knox families when there will be a bus service for students living near Kelletts Road, Rowville, to nearby Scoresby Secondary College?

I have been contacted by a family from Rowville which is very concerned that there is no bus route along Kelletts Road which travels directly north along Stud Road past Scoresby Secondary College.

The closest bus service, route 682, travels south via Stud Road shopping centre, and the Telebus service also requires a further connection at Stud Park. Although their school is only 6 kilometres from home, my constituents find bus services are neither well-connected nor frequent enough for travelling by bus to be a practical transport option.

 

ANSWER 

The Andrews Labor Government recognises the important role that public transport plays in meeting the needs of people living in Melbourne’s outer suburbs, and regularly reviews the public transport network to identify where improvements can be made. More than $100 million has been invested to provide more services and introduce new routes throughout Melbourne’s suburbs and in regional Victoria.

When reviewing existing bus routes or planning for new ones, Transport for Victoria (TfV) considers a range of issues, including the likely number of users and their transport needs, suitability of the road network for bus operations, development of a direct and easily understood network, and connectivity with other public transport services.

TfV has noted the feedback provided by your constituents. I have requested TfV to continue to monitor the area and to consider suggestions for a bus service as part of future planning.

 

Hon Jacinta Allan MP

Member for Bendigo East

Minister for Public Transport

UPDATE: Bus ‘Review’ for Wheelers Hill Secondary Students

EXTRACT FROM PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES HANSARD

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS

Mr WELLS (Rowville) — (Question 6802) The constituency question I wish to raise is for the attention of the Minister for Public Transport. In May last year I raised with the minister the matter of overcrowding on school bus services to and from Wheelers Hill Secondary College and Stud Park Shopping Centre in Rowville. A new school year has commenced, and nothing has been resolved.

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Andrew’s government falls behind on public transport projects

EXTRACT FROM PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES HANSARD

MEMBERS STATEMENTS

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Mr WELLS (Rowville) — This statement condemns the Andrews Labor government for its lack of progress in delivering public transport infrastructure. The Premier promised to get on with the job. Six months into this government, Victorians are asking, ‘Where are the shovel‑ready projects we were promised? Where are the jobs?’. Why were Victorian business leaders meeting the New South Wales Premier, Mike Baird, in Melbourne last week to discuss investment in New South Wales? Labor needs to lift its game and fast.

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