BETTER BUS SHELTERS AND INTERCHANGES ACROSS GIPPSLAND
Monday, 27 March 2017
The Andrews Labor Government will upgrade bus interchanges and shelters across Gippsland to make it easier for locals waiting for the bus and connecting between trains and buses.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced today that the bus interchanges at Koo Wee Rup and Leongatha will be upgraded, and more bus shelters will be installed in Anderson and Wonthaggi, as well as across the Latrobe Valley, to support the new Latrobe Valley bus network consulted on last year.
Seating and line marking at the Koo Wee Rup and Leongatha bus interchanges will be improved and a new, self-cleaning toilet will be installed at Leongatha bus interchange.
The Labor Government will also upgrade signage and timetable information at 37 bus stops in Bairnsdale.
The upgrades are part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Road and Rail Minor Works Program, which will deliver new car parks, more comfortable waiting areas, and better passenger information at train stations across rural and regional Victoria.
The $22.5 million Program was funded in last year’s Victorian State Budget, which provided $1.3 billion to improve regional public transport.
It is the product of extensive consultation with local communities during the development of the Regional Network Development Plan, and will improve public transport for thousands of people across Victoria.
In January, the Labor Government introduced 10 new train services for Traralgon as part of a new V/Line timetable that delivered 80 extra services across regional Victoria each week.
For more tender information, please visit tenderlink.com/victrack. For more information about the Road and Rail Minor Works Program visit victrack.com.au/projects/key-projects/road-and-rail-minor-works-program
Quotes attributable to Member Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing:
“These upgrades will make it quicker and easier to get the bus in Gippsland.”
“Last year we listened to locals and now this program will deliver the day-to-day upgrades that make a real difference for people across Gippsland – better connecting them to work, education and each other.”