Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — (11 695) My constituency question is to the Minster for Public Transport. Minister, what is the latest information with regard to the recent review of bus services in the Latrobe Valley? Public Transport Victoria held local consultation sessions, with some residents raising concerns with respect to how well those sessions were advertised. In addition, some who did attend the sessions subsequently conveyed the view that their suggested local bus service improvements simply fell on deaf ears.
Hopefully initiatives such as the extension of bus route 45 in Traralgon will be supported. Given that a number of large businesses are now located in Traralgon East, the provision of bus services for staff, employees and customers is essential. There are many similar examples in all towns and communities within the Morwell electorate, where the retention and/or extension of bus services are vital. I also implore the minister on behalf of my constituents to ensure that the span and frequency of existing local bus services are not cut or reduced.