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Public transport fare hike in Victoria to assist spend for ‘major projects’

Posted December 09, 2015 20:15:08

E-Class tram on Flinders St Photo: A day-to-day complete-fare trip on public transport in Melbourne will now cost $ 7.80. (Supplied: Yarra Trams)

Public transport fares will rise in Victoria by more than three per cent in the new year, but costs are nevertheless “good value”, according to the state transport authority.

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) said the expense of services such as trains, trams and buses would rise by an average of 3.2 per cent from January 1.

A every day complete fare trip across zone 1 in Melbourne will price $ 7.80, up from $ 7.52.

The improve will also affect two-hour, concession and regional travel fares.

PTV stated the hike was element of an annual fare adjustment that kept prices in line with the consumer cost index, along with an enhance that was flagged in the 2013 state spending budget update.

“The fare adjustment will … contribute to ongoing investment in a quantity of major public transport projects like the removal of 50 level crossings, Melbourne Metro Rail Project and new trains and trams that will increase capacity across the network,” it stated in a statement.

“Public transport fares continue to represent very good value, with zone 1 myki funds users paying $ three.90 for a two-hour fare.

“This represents a fare enhance of just ten cents in five years, when compared to the very same Metcard fare in 2011.”

The weekend and public vacation cap for travelling with a myki card would remain at $ 6.00, it said.

Final year’s adjustments saw the introduction of a totally free tram zone in Melbourne’s CBD, taking in well-known spots like the Queen Victoria Market place and Federation Square.

That would stay in spot in 2016, PTV mentioned.

A trial of all-night public transport on Friday and Saturday nights will also get underway in the new year.

Topics: states-and-territories, road-transport, vic

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Victoria Police give notice of strike action more than pay dispute

Posted December 08, 2015 08:02:14

Victoria Police say they could take industrial action as early as next week, unless a spend deal is reached with the State Government.

The Police Association has provided formal notice of the action, following months of negotiations.

“We’re committed to try and attain agreement by the end of the week,” Police Association Victoria Secretary Ron Iddles said.

“If that’s profitable then there won’t be industrial action but the membership have voted overwhelmingly to support industrial action which would commence on Monday.”

Members want a five per cent spend rise more than three years, as nicely as penalty prices for weekends and public holidays.

Mr Iddles stated the proposed actions have been designed to hurt Government income, not the public.

“We would park marked cars at speed camera sites, not situation penalty notices. That’ll have a key effect financially on the Government,” he said.

“The final enterprise bargaining round, it was costing the Government about $ 11 million a week in lost revenue from speed camera fines.”

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Subjects: police, unions, melbourne-3000

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