PLENTY RESIDENTS: HAVE YOUR SAY ON BUS NETWORK
The Andrews Labor Government wants Plenty Valley residents to have their say on how buses can best connect them to three new state-of-the-art stations as part of the $600 million Mernda Rail Extension.
Local MP’s Lily D’Ambrosio and Danielle Green today called on local residents, students and workers to give feedback on proposed changes that will get residents to the new Marymede, Hawkstowe and Mernda stations. The new services will be introduced to coincide with the opening of the new stations, improving public transport connections in the growing northern suburbs.
Proposed changes include two new loop services between Mernda and Doreen better linking Laurimar Town Centre, Mernda Village Shopping Centre, local schools and Mernda Station, making it easier for passengers to get around Mernda and Doreen to socialise, shop, get to school, play sport or to attend medical appointments. Other changes include connecting Route 381 services to Mernda Station rather than South Morang Station and redirecting Route 382 services between Whittlesea and Northland to also connect to Mernda Station via Schotters Road.
The Route 383 timetable will also be adjusted to better connect people with trains at Marymede Station, while the Route 384 timetable will be updated to improve connections with Route 385 services between Mernda North and Greensborough. Route 384 buses will also gain an extra afternoon service to give residents more options to get home at the end of the day. Route 386 buses will be re-routed to improve access to Mernda Village Shopping Centre and provide another connection to Mernda Station, while Route 387 buses will also be re-routed to give residents along Breadalbane Avenue access to trains at Mernda Station.
Community drop-in sessions are taking place at:
- Doreen on Wednesday, 8 November, 4:00pm to 6:00pm – Laurima Town Centre Shopping Centre
- South Morang on Thursday, 9 November, 1:00pm to 3:00pm and 4:00pm to 6:00pm – South Morang Station
- Mernda on Thursday, 9 November, 1:00pm to 3:00pm – MerndVillage Community Activity Centre
- Mill Park on Monday, 13 November, 11:30am to 1:30pm – Westfield – Plenty Valley
The community has until Sunday, 19 November 2017 to provide feedback by completing an online survey at: getinvolved.ptv.vic.gov.au/plentyvalley
or attending a drop-in session.
Quotes attributable to Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green
“These bus changes and the Mernda Rail Extension will give locals more public transport options than ever before.”
“We are planning for the future and I want residents to have their say about on what they want for their bus network.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Mill Park Lily D’Ambrosio
“These changes will give residents frequent connecting bus services to trains, getting them wherever they need to go.”