The Maroondah Leader has reported on the release of the Eddington Inquiry and its ramifications on the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Maroondah councillor and ETC representative Alex Makin said the Government needed to build on solutions to include better public transport for suburbs in the east.

It is encouraging that Rod Eddington has acknowledged the need for public transport improvements but it is concerning that the report found that public transport usage would not significantly increase by the year 2030. This is despite the State Government setting a target of increasing public transport modal share to 20% by the year 2020.

It is clear that the State Government needs to expand upon the recommendations within the report to significantly boost public transport infrastructure across the whole of Melbourne.

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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