Public Transport | December 09, 2019

Kealy renews call for Hamilton to Horsham public transport link

The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has again called on the Andrews Labor Government to introduce a direct public transport link between Hamilton and Horsham.

The 120 km trip by car from Hamilton to Horsham currently takes 6-hours by public transport, with local residents required to travel by bus via Ballarat.

“A number of locals have approached me regarding their desire to see a coach service linking Hamilton, Cavendish, Balmoral and Horsham introduced,” Ms Kealy said.

“One Coleraine resident has contacted me regarding her daughter who attends AXIS Worx, formerly known as The Wool Factory, in Horsham.

“The lack of public transport between Hamilton and Horsham means that her daughter, who has a disability and cannot drive but is fiercely independent, is not able to get home most weekends like she would like too.

“This is a perfect example of how a lack of public transport in our region is making it difficult for our elderly and disadvantaged residents to live the life that they want to live without being dependent on their family and friends.

“A coach service connecting Hamilton, Cavendish, Balmoral and Horsham was a major commitment made by The Nationals during the election campaign and was emphatically supported by Lowan voters.

“I am calling on the Andrews Labor Government to match this commitment and do what they said they would do - govern for all Victorians.

“I will continue to fight every day to ensure country Victorians get the services, infrastructure and investment we need and deserve.”

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