17 December 2013
NOT as well known as the South Morang rail line extension is the Wollert spur line, a train line that is planned to shoot off from Lalor and head past The Northern Hospital up to Epping North and beyond.
The large and no doubt costly ad that the State Government runs in the local newspaper each week doesn’t mention this spur line or the much-needed train extension to Mernda.
This ad makes no reference to improved bus routes, nor is there any word about upgrading the inner-city loop to cater for improved outer-suburban rail services.
A recent Victorian Auditor-General report slams the lack of thought, planning and action on public transport for the growth areas of Melbourne.
It’s not just the voters who complain about the inertia, Denis Napthine. We’re starting to call our area Whittle-slow.
Joanna Durst, Epping