Both local state MPs, Christine Campbell representing Pascoe Vale and Bronwyn Halfpenny representing Thomastown (which includes Fawkner), have moved motions this year in State Parliament to rezone Moreland’s northern suburbs to be entirely within public transport zone 1. This is a particular inconsistency which often affects local residents on short public transport trips in the north of the municipality.
Ms Halfpenny moved “That this House urges the do-nothing Government to review the Zone 2 classification of Gowrie station, as this current zoning is grossly inequitable to Fawkner residents and should be included in Zone 1.”
Ms Campbell moved “That this House condemns the Minister for Roads for ignoring 867 petitioners calling for all public transport in Moreland to be included in Zone 1 and ignoring the social inequity confronting already disadvantaged people in north Moreland and calls on the Minister to support the Zone 1 expansion.”
Don’t hold your breathe for any action by the current Liberal Government to address this costly to local residents inconsistency in fares zoning which affects residents in Fawkner, Hadfield, Glenroy, Pascoe Vale in particular.
You can read more of Christine Campbell’s motions tabled on 18 April 2013 for improvements to Moreland and particularly her Pascoe Vale electors in this media release.