IN­FRA­STRUC­TURE IM­PROVES

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The Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment will up­grade ma­jor bus stops across Shep­par­ton as part of last month’s Vic­to­rian Bud­get 2016/17 an­nounce­ment.

Min­is­ter for Public Trans­port Jac­inta Al­lan vis­ited Shep­par­ton rail­way sta­tion re­cently to dis­cuss the im­prove­ments.

The bud­get funds im­prove­ments to the wait­ing area at the sta­tion and bet­ter shel­ter at ma­jor bus stops across Shep­par­ton.

The bud­get in­cludes $280 mil­lion for 27 new VLoc­ity car­riages, $141 mil­lion for crit­i­cal main­te­nance, and $198 mil­lion to re­build V/Line, so it can de­liver bet­ter ser­vices for Shep­par­ton and across re­gional Vic­to­ria.

Al­lan says the gov­ern­ment is de­liv­er­ing new trains, more ser­vices and bet­ter bus in­faras­truc­ture for Shep­par­ton.

The ex­tra daily ser­vice will mean less time on plat­forms wait­ing for the train, and more time at home with fam­ily and friends.

She says gov­ern­ment is plan­ning for a grow­ing Shep­par­ton – in­vest­ing in the ser­vices and in­fra­struc­ture lo­cals need to get to work, school and ap­point­ments, and home again safer and sooner at the end of the day.

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