MS PATTEN (Northern Metropolitan) (15:04:34):
My constituency question today is for the Minister for Public Transport and is in relation to tram route 11. I understand that her department is discussing extending route 11 so that it terminates at Reservoir station.
However, constituents of mine tell me that there is a far greater need for that route to be extended to terminate at Keon Park instead, and this would be via Edwardes Street, Best Street, Botha Avenue and Hughes Parade to Keon Park.
Reservoir is not just the largest suburb in my electorate of Northern Metropolitan Region, it is in fact the largest suburb in Melbourne—
Mr Jennings: The largest!
Ms PATTEN: Thank you, Mr Jennings. The western side has very few public transport options, unlike East Reservoir which already has the 86 tram. My question is: will the government consider an extension of route 11 to Keon Park so as to give the people of Reservoir the transport options they desperately need?