The Andrews Labor Government is conducting a major review of Melbourne’s north-eastern bus networks as part of a plan to construct a newer, faster, more reliable, and environmentally friendly network for local communities.
This review is a part of the implementation of Victoria’s Bus Plan, released in June 2021, which sets out how the Labor Government will shape the bus network in ways that increase the number of people choosing to take the bus by delivering simple, safe, reliable and comfortable journeys.
The study will take place over the next five weeks and will include online engagement with communities in Banyule and Manningham (as well as Moreland, Darebin and Hume) to better understand existing travel habit.
Following the publication of an online survey, consultation is currently underway and will go until Sunday, October 16th, which will provide a greater knowledge of how people already use their bus services, as well as what might inspire them to use buses more frequently – including where, when, and how they would want to go.
If you’re a bus user in the area, I strongly encourage you to submit your feedback about the current system, and what would be beneficial for you with any improvements to the system in the future.