Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Proposed trial bus service - Venus Bay to Leongatha

Mr Fred Boreham has kindly sent me the following information about the Transport Connections project survey on a Venus Bay and Tarwin Lower bus service.

To obtain a copy of the survey, you can call or email Mr Boreham at the South Gippsland Shire using the contact details below, or pick one up at the local shops.

Note that the survey needs to be returned before Friday, 31st October, 2008. So if you'd like to have your say, there are only a couple of weeks left.

South Gippsland Transport Connections
Project wants your input for a proposed
Trial bus service - Venus Bay to Leongatha.

Initial consultations with the local community have indicated a desire for a regular local bus service that would operate between Venus Bay and Leongatha, servicing the communities of Venus Bay, Tarwin Lower and Koonwarra for accessing the services and facilities located in Leongatha.

These include: Centrelink, Vic Roads, Shire Offices, Hospital, Dental and Medical, Educational & Employment, Banking as well as for Social, Entertainment and Retail.

Passengers would also be able to connect with the Melbourne / Yarram and Wonthaggi / Traralgon bus services at the Leongatha transport interchange.

Dependent on public support, a funding proposal will be developed for the implementation of a trial bus service to be conducted over a designated period to assess the viability of a permanent transport service linking Venus Bay and Leongatha.

The success of this funding proposal will be dependent on the public support and response we get to this survey questionnaire.

If we do get sufficient supporting response from the public, and funding is approved - hopefully we should be able to get a trial bus service operational early in the New Year - 2009.

So this is a chance to. ……Have Your Say

Your answers are strictly confidential. The information gathered will only be used for the purpose of supporting a funding proposal for this trial Bus service.

Further inquiries, regarding this survey / proposal, please do not hesitate to contact The Project Coordinator Mr Fred Boreham at this office:
Ph 5662 9324
Email fredb@southgippsland.vic.gov.au or Fax 5662 3754.

Also, the Transport Coordinator will be available for consultation at the Venus Bay Community Centre on Monday 20th October between 1pm and 3pm for discussions on any transport concerns that you may have.

1 comment:

info said...

Goos stuff, thanks for that!

There were also reported problems with people 'stealing' water at VB last year from unoccupied houses - so it would be good to have a blog about keeping your eyes open this summer for any suspecious tankers etc. as the police are interested in hearing of any activities. Any suggestions about how to protect a tank from being sucked dry is welcomed!