My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Community Development. Last
Friday I had the pleasure of launching the Mt Gambier to Portland Transport
Connections trial bus service in Nelson when over 40 community members were in
attendance. It would be no news to people in this chamber that I am a serious
fan of the Transport Connections program, because it is through that program
that communities get together and determine the best way they can get to their
medical appointments, do their shopping and get to their business appointments
as well as to their educational commitments.
I know that community members around Lake Bolac have been
heavily involved in these discussions.
My request tonight is for the minister to consider funding a
Transport Connections trial bus service from Lake Bolac to Ararat which will not
only enable people around Lake Bolac but also those in Willaura and Maroona to
access this fantastic service to Ararat but which will also connect up to the
V/Line services to Melbourne.