Sustainable Transport

Dandenong Community Cabinet

By April 26, 2006No Comments

As the branch convener of the outer east branch of the Public Transport Users Association (PTUA) I, alongside Cr. Roz Blades from the City of Greater Dandenong and June Whitton, the co-convener of the PTUA south east branch attended the Dandenong Community Cabinet to seek a delegate with Transport Minister Peter Batchelor.

In a complete contrast the Maroondah Community Cabinet in 2005, Minister Batchelor was rather courteous and seemed appreciative to hear the PTUA’s input and requests to improve public transport within the outer suburbs.

Minister Batchelor offered a glimmer of hope through the Transport and Liveability Statement stating that it would provide a framework and funding towards new bus contracts resulting in streamlined bus routes and improved services.

There is growing speculation regarding the Transport and Liveability Statement and it must be hoped that the State Government finally delivers on the promises it has made towards public transport.

Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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