The above didn't go unnoticed, Mike.
Yesterdays Wimmera MailTimes, had an update to match your info, Mike, follow the link, a couple of interviews from a rather blustery Ararat platform, Jacinta promoting the new bus services and the second interview, she, hard to hear at times because of the wind and announcements over the PA, answers a few questions, about the MBRP. I reckon she was speaking quite confidently and seemed on top of the quetions being asked, despite a fair few on here, giving her a fair lashing.https://www.mailtimes.com.au/story/5507561/all-aboard-horsham-passengers-to-benefit-from-new-coach-services/?cs=12
Louise Stanley, the member for Rippon, in my opinion didn't do her self any favors, could be Scott Ramsy's sister, perpetual whinging will get you no were and rubbishing everything that is done to try and improve services, will do Nobody At All any good what so ever. Ranting that anything other than a new train service to Hamilton and Horsham, is a fail, is a load of Bull$hit. Ararat has had an increase in train services and the new bus service is apparently better timed to meet train's, how about being thankful for that !
Dare I say any notice should be taken of Facebook, but this story on the MailTimes facebook page, had a fellow catching an early morning bus to Ararat and we all know, that place in winter is not a good place for Brass Monkey's, but the bloke in question, said it was all but zero degree's and the train wasn't due to arrive for an hour and the station was locked, perhaps doesn't open till 8.00, not sure, but that is something that could be addressed in an orderly fashion.
That's my report, time for a cuppa, TQ your on site, any statements.