"MELBOURNE’S booming new housing estates are swelling so fast they’re leaving public transport and infrastructure behind.
So one of the city’s developers has taken matters into its own hands and made its own public transport system.
From January 30, a bus service will link the Merrifield development in Mickleham with local schools, shops and Craigieburn train station.
Believed to be a first for the state, the development by MAB and Gibson Property Corporation has scheduled its own transit until the state-run services can catch up.
Merrifield project director Matt Planner said the idea, which had taken a few years to come to fruition, would connect with Metro timetables at Craigieburn train station and had been cleared to use existing bus stops where possible."