Janine Freeman MLALabor Member for Mirrabooka

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Three year wait for bus shelters

Tuesday 22 Nov 2011

 

The Public Transport Authority makes half of the funds available for the City of Stirling to install bus shelters and argues the City of Stirling should maintain the structures, however the City of Stirling argues the cost should be borne by the Government.

 

Ms Freeman said on the 4th March 2008, the City of Stirling decided it would "cease the practice of installing bus shelters or hardstand facilities at bus stops until such a time as the responsibility for this infrastructure is defined."

 

"This resolution is still current so the City of Stirling has done nothing to provide facilities for the passengers in the area," Ms Freeman said.

 

"This standoff means no bus shelters have been installed or properly maintained in three years.

 

"Local residents have to suffer in the rain and in the heat of summer without shelters while two levels of government bicker.

 

"This is unfair; the Nollamara community should have adequate bus facilities."

 

Ms Freeman has received over 100 signatures on a petition calling on the Minister for Local Government John Castrilli to resolve the deadlock.

 

"I commend the community for signing the petition to call for this to be fixed," she said.

 

"I call on Minister Castrilli and the Minister for Transport Troy Buswell to resolve the issue between the City of Stirling and the Public Transport Authority. 

 

"The Barnett Government must decide what level of government is responsible for the maintenance and installations of bus shelters."