Locals are invited to have their say on proposed changes to the Sale bus network, which will get more passengers to more areas, with more trips per day and services on Saturdays for the first time.
The proposed changes will deliver two extra routes, better coverage and 30 extra trips per day across the network from mid-2020 thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.
The existing four routes will be adjusted to six routes, allowing people to access the new Glebe Estate off Maffra-Sale Road and Sale Specialist School in the north, as well as the art precinct and the Port of Sale.
Across the network, minor changes have also been made to existing routes to make sure more people are within walking distance of bus stops and can access key destinations such as schools and the local shops.
The Sale bus network will operate during the same hours as it does now, with services starting around 6.00am and ending at 6.00pm on most routes except for Route 3 – Wurruk, which will operate from around 8.30am to 5.50pm.
Two community information sessions will be held on Tuesday, 17 September to better inform residents about the proposed changes.
One session will be held at Gippsland Centre, Sale between 11:00am and 2:00pm, while another will be held at the Port of Sale Wellington Centre between 3:00pm and 5:00pm.
Consultation will be held between 2 and 22 September and once all community feedback has been considered, changes will be introduced mid-2020.
For more information visit getinvolved.transport.vic.gov.au/sale.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne
“We’re making it easier for more people to get around Sale, with buses on Saturday for the first time and more trips to more parts of town.”
“We want people to have their say about these improvements to the Sale bus network, so we can run bus services that best suit the community’s needs.”
Quote attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Jane Garrett
“We’re helping more people get on the bus to more areas around Sale – and now it’s time for locals to have their say.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020