Success for Council’s Better Buses campaign
Published on 07 December 2020
The local community will benefit hugely from a State Government funding boost to public transport on the Mornington Peninsula.
Council has advocated strongly for more frequent buses, more direct bus routes and an expansion of the network and welcomes Nepean State MP Chris Brayne’s recent announcement that some of those changes will now take place.
Specific improvements include:
- Route 887 between Rosebud and Frankston will be realigned via the Mornington Peninsula Freeway
- Route 788 from Frankston to Portsea will receive an
- increase from a 40-50 minute frequency to 30 minute frequency on weekdays
- increase to a 40 minute frequency on weekends
- Route 781 Frankston to Mt Martha will be extended to Dromana
The Shire would welcome involvement in planning for these changes, which will begin early next year.
Quotes attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“These improvements to our public transport network are much needed so this is a significant win for the Mornington Peninsula.”
“This additional investment has been a long time coming and its timing is a testament to the success of Council’s Better Buses advocacy campaign, which we launched in August last year.”
“During the Better Buses campaign, we had an incredible 92,500 engagements with the community and the message from them was loud and clear: we need better buses!”
“There are still further improvements to be made and Council will continue to advocate for these on behalf of our community, especially for better cross-Peninsula transport connections.”
Quotes attributable to Chris Brayne MP:
“This is huge news for the public transport network on the Mornington Peninsula.”
“As a person who has spent much of my life travelling on buses on the Mornington Peninsula, I’m thrilled to be part of a government working to improve its transport.”