Exactly what improvements is the City of Casey asking for?
The City of Casey is advocating for:
- A two-tiered bus system to provide access to key destinations and appropriate coverage of suburban residential areas in and around Casey.
- Hours of services 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: 15 minute frequencies on arterial routes, minimum one hour, but upgrades to half hour intervals for major services.
- Coverage to within a five minute walk (about 400m) of dwellings within urban coverage areas.
- Coverage of new estates including Marriott Waters in Lyndhurst, Brookland Greens in Cranbourne and the Botanic Ridge suburb.
I live on a new estate, when can I expect to have access to the same bus services as the rest of Casey?
Casey residents need and deserve improved access to efficient, effective bus services.
The City of Casey is advocating for bus services to new estates, including Marriott Waters in Lyndhurst, Brookland Greens in Cranbourne and the Botanic Ridge suburb.
What impact did the Cardinia/Casey and Casey/Greater Dandenong Bus Service Review have on local bus services?
Casey needs a sub-regional bus service that is frequent and fast, linking the city from north to south and east to west. This will allow Casey residents to have an alternative transport option other than their private motor cars when accessing jobs, services and recreational opportunities in the region.
The Cardinia/Casey and Casey/Greater Dandenong Bus Service Review has recommended many improvements to the local bus network, but, didn’t go far enough.
Casey still needs:
- A new Smart Bus service that connects Dandenong to Frankston via Narre Warren and Cranbourne.
- An upgrade to existing route 828 to Smart Bus service. This service connects Berwick to Hampton via Fountain Gate, Dandenong, Cheltenham, and Southland.
- Better bus services connecting Casey residents to the Dandenong South employment area. This is one of Melbourne’s most significant employment areas and employs a large number of Casey residents, and is currently very poorly serviced by public transport.