June 26, 2014  |  Members Statements

Ballarat-Rokewood Bus Service

Mr HOWARD (Ballarat East) — A constituent from Napoleons has  advised me that there  are  rumours that  the  bus service which  travels  twice weekly  between Rokewood and Ballarat is about to  be  axed.  This service departs from Rokewood and travels to Ballarat  and Wendouree via  Dereel, Enfield, Napoleons and  Ross Creek  on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  During school holidays  services  also run on Wednesdays and  Fridays.  My constituent,  Mr  Clem  Barnett,  advises  that  he regularly uses the  service. In  his words, ‘Great people use the service and it provides a  wonderful  lifeline for regional  people  along the  route’.  If the Minister  for  Public Transport is  considering  discontinuing  the  service,  I strongly urge him  to  think  again  and  to  recognise  the  value this service provides to the many people who currently rely upon it.