WELLINGTON Shire mayor Carolyn Crossley welcomed the last week's state government announcement on improved transport services in Gippsland, but said the government was still not looking broadly enough.
Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan announced three carriages would be added to two services between Traralgon and Melbourne, and that upgrades would begin soon at the Traralgon, Trafalgar, Moe and Morwell stations.
"It is all well and good providing transport improvements for Trafalgar, Moe, Morwell and Traralgon, but it is a bit ironic that these improvements will link into rail services that come out to Sale and Bairnsdale which are the slowest in the Gippsland region," Ms Crossley said.
"We are looking for some vision from the government and a broader plan into improving transport links for the whole of Gippsland into the future.
"Hopefully, there will be something in the budget for transport improvements across Wellington Shire and the whole of the Gippsland region that meets the expectations of members of the community, businesses, residents and visitors."