Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has pressured the Andrews Labor Government to come up with a timeline for a review of bus stops and routes in Echuca after a more than 12 month delay.
Speaking in Parliament, Mr Walsh asked Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne to advise when the review would be done, after a year of silence from Transport for Victoria.
Mr Walsh said the delay had stranded residents at Bupa Aged Care on Fehring Lane, which is currently only serviced by the existing school hybrid service.
“It’s more than 12 months since Transport for Victoria told Campaspe Shire Council they didn’t have a timeline for a review and residents are beginning to question if the review will even happen at all,” Mr Walsh said.
“Access to a bus service at Fehring Lane will greatly improve aged care resident’s independence and better connect them with medical and retail services in town.
“I’m calling on the Minister to tell Echuca residents when this review will be done so we can be sure the local bus services are meeting the changing needs of our community.”
Ms Horne has 30 days to respond to Mr Walsh’s constituency question.
Background – Constituency Question to the Minister for Public Transport
My constituency question is to the Minister for Public Transport, and it is on behalf of the residents of Echuca.
Twelve months ago Transport for Victoria visited the Campaspe Shire Council and advised they did not have a time line for a review of bus routes and bus stops in Echuca.
Will the Minister advise the residents of Echuca when a review of the public transport in Echuca will be undertaken?