Heathcote bus services
28 March 2018
Ms Ryan - I draw the house's attention this morning to inadequacies in Heathcote's bus service. I have raised this issue on a number of occasions in this place, and I again call on the Andrews government to increase services between Heathcote and Bendigo. The Minister for Public Transport's favourite word at the moment is 'consulting'. It is used second only to 'planning'. Labor says it is consulting about extra bus services, but what we need is funding. Currently there are only five buses to Heathcote from Bendigo each day, and buses only run Monday to Friday with no weekend routes. I urge the government to provide funding in this year's budget to introduce extra services to Heathcote.