My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Public Transport, and it is in relation to the regional network development plan consultation process that is currently making its way through my electorate.
The regional network development plan will set out priorities for regional public transport services, infrastructure and investment for the next 20 to 30 years.
As the minister stated in her announcement in April 2015, the regional network development plan will for the first time set out a plan for better public transport in regional Victoria in the short, medium and long term.
This plan will have strong input from those who matter most, and that is the community, through a whole range of community workshop processes.
On Monday evening there was a community workshop at Portland where the community got their chance to have a say on local transport needs.
The workshops will continue next week at Warrnambool on Tuesday, 8 September, at Colac on 9 September, at Geelong on 10 September and at Torquay next Friday, 11 September.
I know many members are looking forward to participating in these workshops. They appreciate that this is a process about short, medium and long-term strategies, not just ad hoc service improvements.
The action I request is for the minister to provide me with a report on the outcomes of the consultations following each session and also to outline Labor’s strategy for improved public transport in my electorate.