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Survey says move Buninyong bus stop, MP says leave it


It appears Buninyong's Warrenheip Street bus-stop is set to stay right where it is, rather than moving 100 metres north.

Buninyong State MP Michaela Settle has supported the City of Ballarat's move to keep the stop where it is citing safety and amenity concerns.

The issues as to why the bus stop should not be moved included local school students using the pedestrian crossing next to the stop to cross safely and shelter required for passengers on the V/Line bus, which often comes late or early.

“I do not support moving the bus stop as local school students use the pedestrian crossing, elderly and people with a disability need a stop close to amenities and V/Line passengers, waiting late at night, need shelter.”

“I support Council’s plans as they meet many of the concerns raised including reducing the size of the bus stop and concrete waiting area.”

“The $600,000 Buninyong Streetscape Project will see a big improvement in our area with new seating, paving, tree planting and parking for Warrenheip Street and I look forward to seeing work start before June 30 this year," Ms Settle said. 

The move comes despite a recent survey, conducted by Ms Settle's office, finding 70% of people were in favour of moving bus stop.
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