Friday, 6 September 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is providing certainty for parents that the Erica to Rawson’s school bus service will continue.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing today confirmed the school bus service will continue – recognising that local families rely on the service to get children to and from school safely.

Ms Shing said she received a significant level of correspondence from parents, school community members, Baw Baw Shire, local Councillor Michael Leaney, residents of Rawson and many others who all conveyed the importance the service is to the town, and the effect it would have on the community if it were to be discontinued.

After a meeting with the Minister for Transport, Melissa Horne, Ms Shing confirmed the ongoing funding of the service.

The Andrews Labor Government has moved quickly and positively to ensure the Erica to Rawson school service will continue to operate.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“We know how important this service is for local families to get their children to and from school and I’m pleased we’re ensuring that this vital service will continue.”

“I have written to the school to personally assure parents that this important school bus service will continue.”

“School buses are an important public service that need to be tailored to meet local community needs – and the Rawson service is here to stay.”