29th November 2023 12:50
Victorian Legislative Council, Melbourne
Rachel PAYNE (South-Eastern Metropolitan) (12:49):
My constituency question is for the Minister for Public and Active Transport. My constituent is a well-loved member of the south-eastern community.
As part of their employment, they have to travel through South-Eastern Metro to deliver parcels to every house on the evening of 24 December. 24 December falls on a Sunday this year.
My constituent is concerned that the lack of Sunday bus services on the 800 route will make it near impossible for him to deliver to homes in that area, leaving children devastated.
So my constituent asks: will the minister consider implementing extra holiday season services on the 800 route to cater for Santa’s delivery run and so residents can get out and about and do their holiday shopping?
Received: 01 March 2024
Hon Gabrielle Williams MP
(Minister for Government Services, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Public and Active Transport)
I thank the Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Region for her question.
The Government is aware of the community’s concerns involving Route 800. I have asked the Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) to consider future improvements to Route 800 as part of its forward planning process.
We are continuing to improve the state’s bus network in line with Victoria’s Bus Plan to better meet demand, improve accessibility and performance, and deliver value for money. This will guide future investment in our bus network.