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May 24, 2022 | Advocacy, Electorate, News, Parliament, Petitions

The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the need for a bus stop for the Yarrunga Community Centre on Croydon Hills Drive in Croydon Hills, located on the outer east of Melbourne, within the Maroondah City Council.

The Centre services over 1,000 people per week ranging from young families, teens, seniors, a high number of Burmese migrants, refugees and adults with disabilities. The Centre is 500 meters from the nearest bus stop. While this may not seem far for many people, the journey consists of large hills and is on a dangerous road, making it unsafe for the elderly and people with mobility issues.

Many who access the Centre either do not drive, are no longer driving due to their age, or do not feel safe walking the distance on their own, resulting in increased isolation and loneliness. The Centre currently hires a community bus but no longer has the funds to continue this practice.

The road outside the Centre has enough width and shoulder areas to allow for alighting a vehicle without disrupting traffic flow. It is already being used by school buses.

The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to review public transport services to the Croydon Hills area, include Croydon Hills Drive as part of the existing bus route 672 and create a bus stop directly outside the Yarrunga Community Centre.


Yarrunga Community Centre Petition

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Response received 6 July 2022


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