80 new bus shelters destined for Nillumbik

Published on 20 April 2017

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More than 80 new bus shelters will be built across Nillumbik over the next four years after Council agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Public Transport Victoria (PTV).

The commitment to sign the MoU was made at the 18 April Future Nillumbik Committee meeting.

Nillumbik Shire Mayor Councillor Peter Clarke said previously, Council built two new shelters and replaced two shelters each year.

"There are currently 67 bus shelters across Nillumbik which are being maintained by Council.

"This new agreement, however, means Council will more than double the current number of shelters over the next four years at no extra cost to ratepayers.

"These new shelters will be for public bus routes while Council remains responsible for providing shelters for school and community bus routes.

"For those people using public transport, these new shelters will provide a small level of comfort from either wet or very hot weather.

"I look forward to seeing them being rolled out across the Shire."