Constituency Questions - Bus Stops in Centre Road Bentleigh (14.9.2016)

Written on the 15 September 2016


Southern Metropolitan Region

14 September 2016


Constituency Questions 

GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)


My constituency question is for the minister responsible for the removal of level crossings, Jacinta Allan.

Normally I would have directed my question to the Minister for Public Transport, who is responsible for decisions about public transport and location of bus stops.

I am told, however, that both VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria believe that the responsibility for the issue I raise lies with the Level Crossing Removal Authority.

The issue relates to relocated bus stops in Centre Road, Bentleigh. Currently buses travelling along Centre Road toward the Nepean Highway stop at the corner of Centre Road and Nicholson Avenue, and on the other side they stop near Bent Street and Centre Road, but both bus stop locations are going to be moved opposite one another to the corners of Bendigo Avenue and Centre Road.

Concerns have been raised with me from commuters, traders and residents about the proximity of these two bus stops, the dangers they could pose for pedestrians and the congestion they will cause along Centre Road.

As these concerns have been raised with various bodies, my question to the minister is: could she please provide information about the consultation process that was undertaken, including by whom it was undertaken and when?




Southern Metropolitan Region

27 October 2016


Answers to Constituency Questions 


Aasked by:                   Ms Crozier

Directed to:                  Minister for Public Transport

Asked on:                    14 September 2016



The removal of the level crossing on Centre Road and the construction of a new modern station and transport interchange at Bentleigh will revitalise the shopping strip. Commuters, residents and local traders will benefit from better traffic flow and increased patronage due to improved station facilities and transport services.

The decision to move the bus stop from Nicholson Avenue to Bent Street was made to enhance connectivity with the new Bentleigh Station and improve safety. Having the two bus stops in alignment next to the pedestrian crossing in front of the station entrance will shorten the journey between train and bus.

The location of the bus stop was determined following consultation with Glen Eira City Council, VicRoads and Public Transport Victoria. In addition, the proposed location of the bus stops has been on display at community information sessions.


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