State-wide boost for regional transport facilities

22 September 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for regional passengers to get around by delivering bus and station improvements state-wide.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan announced today that Ace Infrastructure and Keystone Civil will deliver the upgrades through the Labor Government’s $22.5 million Road and Rail Minor Works Program.

Over 900 formal car parking spaces, new and upgraded bus shelters, passenger information displays, bike hoops and Parkiteer cages will be delivered to stations in Barwon South West, Gippsland, the Grampians, Hume and the Loddon Mallee regions.

The Road and Rail Minor Works Program funds upgrades to public transport infrastructure that make a real difference in improving comfort and safety to people travelling in regional Victoria.

This announcement comes as the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments will partner to deliver $1.6 billion in regional rail upgrades.

All Road and Rail Minor Works Program upgrades are due to be completed by late 2018. For more information, visit the Road and Rail Minor Works Program page.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

“I am delighted these long-awaited upgrades can now get underway, as it will make a real difference to people travelling in regional Victoria.”

“This program will deliver a range of improvements with more bus shelters and car parking, while also upgrading station facilities.”

“Alongside the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Revival investment, this shows we are getting on with giving regional Victorians the transport services they deserve.”

More information

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