Questions on Notice No 1023
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 bus services that were cut and have been restored.

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

The 2015-16 Bus Package collection of improvements have built a stronger bus network and provided better connections to support Victoria's economic growth, linking communities and improving access to shops and educational facilities. 

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


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

Answered: 12 August 2021
2015-16 Bus Package

Bus Network Service Changes are mostly delivered as packages consisting of multiple route and timetable changes. During the period between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2019, route 10 and route 509 were delivered as stand alone reinstated service changes with minimal or no changes to the existing surrounding bus networks.


The output costs by financial year for route 10 in Ballarat and route 509 are as follows:

 2015/16              $0.21m

 2016/17              $0.46m

 2017/18              $0.53m

 2018/19              $0.56m




The Hon Ben Carroll MP

Minister for Public Transport

Minister for Roads and Road Safety