Better bus routes get Wollert pupils to school

Whittlesea Leader
2 September 2019
Margot Taylor

Thomastown state Labor MP Bronwyn Halfpenny and Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne with Dysons bus staff and Edgars Creek Secondary College pupils.

Edgars Creek Secondary College pupils commuting to school by bus have been spared an almost 1km walk thanks to a new route.

Late last month Thomastown state Labor MP Bronwyn Halfpenny announced the Wollert West 357 bus route would be extended from January next year to run closer to the school.

At present the closest bus route to the school is the 385 Whittlesea-Mernda station-Greensborough bus which stops more than 900m from the school’s gate.

Ms Halfpenny said a new dedicated school bus route had begun running from the intersection of Pine Park Drive and Saltlake Blvd in Wollert to and from Edgars Creek Secondary College.

It was crucial getting to school was easy for pupils, Ms Halfpenny said.

“This is the first step in delivering a long-term solution for these students, giving them and their families more options to get to school,” she said.

Mill Park state Labor MP Lily D’Ambrosio said the improvements would make “a world of difference” for schoolchildren.


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