The Eastern Transport Coalition (ETC) says that the failure of the Federal Government to fund significant public transport projects in the budget represents a missed opportunity to develop a truly sustainable transport system.
Councillor Alex Makin represents Maroondah City Council on the Eastern Transport Coalition and says the Coalition are disappointed with the short sightedness of the Federal Government.
“The Eastern Transport Coalition believes that the Federal Government should be taking a holistic view and fund all transport modes, not just roads. Directing funding into public transport infrastructure projects would reduce the need to fund and build more roads, while providing the added benefit of assisting our environment,” said Cr Makin.
“The Eastern Transport Coalition is made up of seven Councils in Melbourne’s east, representing over 940,000 residents, with a primary focus on advocating for improved transport choices in the east,” said Cr Makin.