‘Dangerously degraded’ Perth bus shelter replaced

Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman with commuters at the Plantation Street bus shelter in Menora
Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman with commuters at the Plantation Street bus shelter in Menora

A “DANGEROUSLY degraded” bus shelter in Menora has been replaced.

Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman said he raised concerns on behalf of residents about the removal of a dangerously degraded bus shelter on Plantation Street earlier this year.

The City of Stirling and Public Transport Authority (PTA) initially replaced the shelter with a post but he believed this was insufficient for the aged care residents who used the stop.

“When I was contacted by residents, they told me that rather than stand at the post waiting for the next bus some quite elderly women were choosing to walk the extra distance to the nearest shelter with a seat,” he said.

“It was just unnecessary, and I couldn’t understand the delay in providing a better standard of protection for residents.

“To their credit, the City of Stirling were as concerned as I was about this situation and worked with the PTA to ensure a shelter with a seat has now been put in place.”

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