Questions on Notice No 1022
59 Parliament First Session
Asked: 29 October 2019

2015-16 Bus Package

MR DAVIS — To ask the Minister for Roads (for the Minister for Public Transport): In relation to the 2015-16 Bus Package where the deliverables are described on page 25 of the 2015‑16 Budget papers as ‘Victoria’s bus networks will be improved by adding more routes, expanding others, restoring cut services and fixing missing links in Melbourne’s growth areas’: What were the actual output costs between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2019, by year, for expanded bus routes delivered.

Footnote: Reinstated in full on 4 March 2020
Answered: 18 February 2020

Victoria's bus network has been improved but the 2015-16 Bus Package, a collection of improvements designed to build a stronger network and provide better connections between economic, education and employment centres. 

Once bus improvement packages are delivered their ongoing funding becomes part of the departments overall operational budget. 


Hon Melissa Horne MP
Minister for Public Transport
Minister for Ports and Freight

Answered: 12 August 2021
2015-16 Bus Package

The majority of bus network service changes are delivered as part of local area bus network upgrades (includes most new routes and extensions), network revisions and network revitalisations.


The output costs by financial year are as follows:


 2015/16              $1.13m

 2016/17              $28.29m

 2017/18              $32.56m

 2018/19              $33.37m




The Hon Ben Carroll MP

Minister for Public Transport

Minister for Roads and Road Safety