On 29 September I had the pleasure of officially launching 10 new bus shelters
in the Shire of Colac Otway, along with the mayor, Cr Chris Smith, and Crs
Riches and Mercer.
On that day we were joined by local Colac residents Roberta Hay
and Peggy Hose, who said the shelters were a fantastic improvement to the
service. These new shelters replace the old concrete shelters along the bus
routes in the shire, increasing comfort and safety for local public transport
users while they wait for the bus.
The Brumby Labor government has provided $120
000 for these upgrades, displaying yet again the government’s commitment to
improving public transport infrastructure and services in regional Victoria. I
was particularly pleased to launch this project, as earlier this year the local
bus services in Colac were improved significantly. An additional route was
added, and services were extended along Colac’s two existing routes. Combine
these improvements with the new bus shelters, and the people of Colac now have
much more accessible and convenient public transport options.
This government is taking action to improve public transport
links and has committed $510 million to deliver first-class public transport
services to regional Victoria.