Eastern Transport Coalition – first meeting for 2007

By February 15, 2007No Comments

The first meeting for 2007 of the Eastern Transport Coalition was held tonight to begin implementing the groups’ objectives. This includes achieving federal funding for public transport and to participate in the Melbourne 2030 audit to ensure that the State Government invests in much needed public transport infrastructure and further service improvements.

The Eastern Transport Coalition achieved a number of victories over the last year, including the abolition of zone three, which will take effect from March. Given the ongoing success of the Eastern Transport Coalition Cr. Mick van de Vreede of Knox City Council received unanimous support to continue as chair as we enter 2007.

Melbourne’s future economic, social and environmental success will depend on fast, efficient and frequent public transport. The State Government must act upon the public transport needs of eastern Melbourne to boost the public confidence in its flagging Melbourne 2030 planning policy.

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: alex@alexmakin.com.au

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