The Eastern Transport Coalition’s campaign for federal involvement in urban transport infrastructure is continuing with an invitation being extended to MPs and Candidates to discuss these needs. There is a need for the Federal Government to formally respond to the 2004 Sustainable Cities Inquiry, which cited a number of concerns in regard to Australia’s urban centres, including the lack of readily available public transport.
Discussions are also continuing at a State level to ensure a renewed focus on the transport needs of the eastern region. The ETC has recently met with a number of Ministers and senior officials to state the need for action in improving sustainable transport. It is hoped that the Melbourne 2030 review process will finally ensure stronger integration between land use planning and the transport needs for Melbourne.