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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

Liberal-Nationals will stand up for Knox drivers and vote against Labor’s outrageous deal to extend CityLink tolls

Tuesday, 12th December 

Members statement 

Mr WELLS (Rowville) (13:47:52) — This statement welcomes the announcement by the Leader of the Opposition that the Liberal-Nationals will stand up for Knox drivers and vote against Labor’s outrageous deal to extend CityLink tolls to pay for Labor’s West Gate tunnel. Knox drivers did not vote for the Premier’s West Gate tunnel project, and they definitely did not vote for a 12-year extension of tolls on the Monash Freeway. Continue reading

Vicroads reply on safety concerns at Koornang Road, Scoresby

UPDATED: EXTRACT FROM PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES HANSARD

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

CONSTITUENCY QUESTIONS

Mr WELLS (Rowville) — (Question 3694) The constituency question I ask is for the attention of the Minister for Roads and Road Safety on behalf of concerned local residents and business owners, including a childcare centre, in Scoresby, which is within my electorate. Local residents have raised serious concerns regarding the safety of the intersection at Koornang and Ferntree Gully roads, Scoresby.

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