Council secures grant for innovative bus stop

Date: 
3 Apr 2008

Manningham City Council has again successfully secured grant funding through the Victorian Government's Local Area Access Program (LAAP), this time to fund the creation of an innovative bus stop with pedestrian and cycling linkages, that will act also as a community information hub.

The interchange will be located in the Civic Precinct, on Doncaster Road, and link with the soon-to-be-implemented SmartBus and Doncaster Area Rapid Transit (DART) services, as well as cycling trails and a range of facilities to be included as part of plans for the precinct.

The project aims to assist in reducing car dependency to, from and around Doncaster Hill and is a partnership between the Victorian Government and Manningham City Council. The $15,000 grant follows funding received for projects to upgrade the Doncaster Hill Pedestrian Underpass and improve pedestrian and cycling links between the Civic Precinct and Westfield Doncaster.