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Published Tuesday 14 September 2021
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Have your say on Pyalong bus stop and shelter

Mitchell Shire Council is looking for community input on a proposed school bus stop with shelter in High Street, Pyalong, to replace informal bus stops currently in use.

A formal bus stop with shelter will improve safety and provide protection from wind, rain and heat for the growing number of children from Pyalong catching a bus to secondary school.

Four bus routes transport students from Pyalong to schools including Broadford Secondary College, The Kilmore International School, St Patrick’s Primary School and Seymour College.

Council has worked closely with the local school bus service to identify a preferred single bus stop and shelter location in Pyalong to streamline the stopping of buses to a single point.

The location in High Street, alongside the Pyalong Town Centre Park, has been identified as meeting the needs of the four school bus routes servicing Pyalong.

Following discussions with Seymour Coaches, local Schools and Public Transport Victoria, Council would now like input from the community before formalising this location for a bus stop.

The $30,000 Pyalong bus stop and shelter project will be funded by Council.

Comments from Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson

“Streamlining the various drop-off and pick-ups points for school buses to a single stop will improve safety and ease of movement in the town," she said.

“It’s important we invest in infrastructure to meet the changing needs of our smaller communities as their populations grow."

Comments from a Seymour Coaches spokesperson

“A designated single stop with shelter will provide a centralised and safe service for students travelling to and from Pyalong and give other users of this multipurpose site sheltered protection whilst stopping over in Pyalong," they said.

This page was last updated on 14 September 2021.