The Andrews Labor Government is improving bus services in Cranbourne West and Narre Warren to provide locals with better transport connections to employment, education, shops and train stations.
The package of works is part of a $109 million investment through the Victorian Budget 2022-23 to improve bus services across the state.
Extra bus services will be rolled out in the rapidly growing Cranbourne West – connecting locals to employment opportunities, healthcare, retail, and train services.
These services will also connect the Cranbourne West community with activity hubs such as Merinda Park train station, schools, shopping centres, and medical centres.
Students of the newly established Cranbourne West Secondary who live in Cranbourne West, Hampton Park and Lynbrook areas will also have improved bus services.
Changes to the bus network will also be made to provide connections to the Casey Business Park near Fountain Gate in Narre Warren, improving public transport access for workers and customers.
Planning for these changes is underway and the timing of the service changes will be provided to the community when this process is completed.
In addition to these extra services, the Labor Government is allocating more than $5 million in the Budget to upgrade 80 bus stops across Victoria, to improve access and comfort for public transport passengers.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll
“Victoria's bus network plays an important role in connecting people to employment, education, healthcare and other transport modes and that’s what this investment delivers for the people of Cranbourne West and Narre Warren.”
“We are overhauling the bus network – ensuring every Victorian has access to safer, more comfortable and more reliable transport services.”
Quote attributable to Member for Cranbourne Pauline Richards
“The extension of bus services into Cranbourne West and the Casey Business Park will ensure our transport network can better meet demand – improving accessibility and performance.”
Quote attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas
“The additional bus services will provide locals with better transport connections to employment, education, shops and train stations.”
Reviewed 04 May 2022