ELDERLY residents living in retirement centres four kilometres from Main Street, Mornington are being offered easy access to buses if the Liberal Party wins the 26 November state election.
The Liberals have made a pre-election commitment to bring buses to four new bus stops at Beleura Village, Peninsula Grange Retirement Village, St Macartan’s Parish Primary School and Mornington Gardens Holiday Village.
Residents of both retirement villages have for years been calling on the state government to bring buses to existing bus shoulders on Bungower Road.
Liberal candidate for Mornington Chis Crewther and deputy Liberal Leader David Southwick said last week that a Liberal and Nationals government would extend bus routes 781 and 785 to go by the bus shoulders and have promised $100,000 for bus shelters and timetable poles.
Don Robinson, who lives at Beleura Village in Bungower Road, said he and others at the nearby Australian Unity centre in Racecourse Road had campaigned for years for a bus service to Frankston and Mornington.
“This is good news, let’s hope it gets up,” he said.