Residents in Bannockburn and surrounding towns will now be able to get around more easily, with the launch of two new trial bus services funded by the Brumby Labor Government.
Launching the initiatives in Bannockburn today, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the trials would provide bus services linking people to services and social opportunities in the area.
“Strong families need strong communities and that’s why we are taking action to improve transport in Bannockburn and nearby towns,” Ms Tierney said.
“The trial Bannockburn Loop service will travel to Teesdale, Shelford and Inverleigh and Bannockburn and will run on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
“The trial weekday Geelong to Bannockburn bus service will link with both the Bannockburn Loop and V/Line services.
“These two trial services will give local people better access to shopping, medical and social opportunities.
“Almost 300 local people have been involved in the development of these two trial services, so I’m confident they’ll be well supported.
“I encourage local residents to get behind the trial and make it a huge success.”
Community Development Minister Peter Batchelor said the Brumby Labor Government had committed a further $80 million dollars to continue Transport Connections across the state.
“The Transport Connections program makes a huge positive impact on communities, because access to local transport is a key factor in people being happy with where they choose to live, work, invest and raise a family,” Mr Batchelor said.
“This is a great example of the Brumby Labor Government working with local residents to plan and deliver innovative local solutions that improve transport in their community.”
The Golden Connections is a partnership between the Government and the Golden Plains Shire.
For more information about Golden Connections, contact Sam Lovejoy at the Golden Plains Shire on 5220 7189.