Extend and Enhance Bus Services in Casey

While the City of Casey is Victoria's most populous municipality (and one of the fastest-growing), it has some of the lowest public transport usage in Melbourne. The City of Casey is pushing for Government support to extend and enhance bus services in the municipality.

Recently, the State Government announced $4.8 million to improve bus services in the South East. Council welcomed this commitment but believes that, in a growth area like Casey, there is still a long way to go to ensure public transport services offer a viable alternative to the private motor vehicle.

Council priorities are: increased frequency of

While the City of Casey is Victoria's most populous municipality (and one of the fastest-growing), it has some of the lowest public transport usage in Melbourne. The City of Casey is pushing for Government support to extend and enhance bus services in the municipality.

Recently, the State Government announced $4.8 million to improve bus services in the South East. Council welcomed this commitment but believes that, in a growth area like Casey, there is still a long way to go to ensure public transport services offer a viable alternative to the private motor vehicle.

Council priorities are: increased frequency of services, extended coverage to within five minutes walk of all urban dwellings, improved services to key activity centres and new estates.


While the City of Casey is Victoria's most populous municipality (and one of the fastest-growing), it has some of the lowest public transport usage in Melbourne. The City of Casey is pushing for Government support to extend and enhance bus services in the municipality.

Earlier in the year, the State Government announced $4.8 million to improve bus services in the South East. Council welcomed this commitment but believes that, in a growth area like Casey, there is still a long way to go to ensure public transport services offer a viable alternative to the private motor vehicle, for Casey's burgeoning population.

Council priorities are: increased frequency of services, extended coverage to within five minutes walk of all urban dwellings and improved services to key activity centres and new estates.

  • Council believes that the City of Casey needs enhanced bus services running from 6am to 9pm weekdays, 8am to 9pm on Saturdays, and 9am to 9pm on Sundays; minimum frequencies of one service per hour, with increasing frequencies during commuter peaks, and as demand requires, and stops within a five minute walk of dwellings within urban coverage areas.

  • The City of Casey needs enhanced bus services running seven days a week from early morning to late evening. Services generally need to be increased to 30 minute frequencies during the day and higher frequencies during peak periods.

  • Coverage must be extended to include new estates such as Marriott Waters in Lyndhurst, Brookland Greens in Cranbourne and the Botanic Ridge suburb.

  • It is also important that the local bus services timetables are more closely coordinated with the trains.

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