Gimme shelter: Dayton residents want bus shelter

DAYTON residents are calling for upgrades to public transport infrastructure before temperatures begin to rise.

Melinda Richards said she caught the bus service for many years and a shelter had not been forthcoming.

“I’ve seen people, even pregnant women, sitting on a stone near the shelter,” she said.

“We pay rates and taxes and we feel like we are not being looked after.”

Federal MP Christian Porter joined the call and said he believed the State Government and City of Swan needed to work together to help improve bus shelters.

He said in certain areas there wasn’t shelter or seating.

“The current bus shelter near Cranleigh Street in Dayton is completely inadequate – there’s no shelter or a place to sit,” he said.

“Many of the 1500 people that live in Dayton use public transport every day – meaning rain, hail or searing heat, they are forced to wait without shelter for their bus.

“I know that this isn’t a major project request, but it is something that will make a major difference.”

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said as State treasurer Christian Porter ignored public transport and ruined WA finances.

“The State Government is investing $50 million towards the dual carriageway New Lord Street Project, which also includes improvements to public transport infrastructure,” she said.

“We have also set about improving other bus stops in the area, including several on Marshall Road.

“I am always working to improve local bus stops and I call on Mr Porter to help contribute funds towards bus stops, given his failure to secure funding in other areas.”

To sign the petition to get the bus shelter built visit christianporter.com.au/Dayton-bus-shelter.