Last Friday I represented the Minister for Community Development in officially
opening yet another transport connections project in Apollo Bay. The new service
from Colac to Apollo Bay will operate on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 11
April 2010, and it will link towns such as Colac, Birregurra, Barwon Downs,
Forrest, Skenes Creek and Apollo Bay. This is on top of the current Wednesday
service. Like many coastal towns along the Great Ocean Road, the local
population swells by more than 10 000 people during the summer months, so this
service will have benefits for residents, businesses and visitors to the area.
I would like to particularly thank Ms Marjorie Morkham and Ms
Judy Hagan who are known as bus buddies.
They help travellers along their journey and they assisted in
getting the project off the ground with the local transport connections
coordinator, Katrina Ebeling.