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Investment in public transport welcome, but Doncaster and Rowville Rail are sidelined again

By | 2017-05-17T15:00:49+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Media Releases|

The State Budget has delivered a significant increase in public transport spending by the State Government, however two vital projects for Melbourne’s east have once again been sidelined. While the Eastern Transport Coalition welcomes the State Government’s investment in the Melbourne Metro project, the $6 billion to remove 50 level crossings, plus a commitment to [...]

Doubled train order good news for public transport backlog

By | 2017-05-17T14:03:05+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed today’s announcement that the State Government has doubled the number of high capacity metro trains it has ordered and which are due to be rolled out on the Cranbourne Pakenham line from 2018. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said the new trains will be longer and able to carry [...]

ETC welcomes night public transport trial

By | 2017-05-17T14:02:00+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Media Releases|

The trial of 24 hour public transport on weekends has been welcomed by the Eastern Transport Coalition as an important step in expanding Melbourne’s transport services and delivering greater options for the travelling public. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said the night services would offer greater flexibility for those residents who needed to travel late [...]

ETC welcomes Bayswater level crossing removals

By | 2017-05-17T15:50:48+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by Transport Minister Jacinta Allen that two level crossing at Bayswater would be removed within the next two years. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood, who is also the Mayor of Knox Council, said it was a project that the Council had been working towards for the past [...]

ETC welcomes Federal Government’s transport focus

By | 2017-05-17T15:52:12+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed last week’s comments by Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt that the government would consider funding public transport projects around Melbourne as part of a greater focus on sustainable cities and the built environment. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said this was a significant shift in the government’s position on public [...]

ETC welcomes Budget transport spending

By | 2017-05-17T15:55:10+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Media Releases|

The Easter Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed the significant focus on public transport outlined in yesterday’s Budget as a good start, particularly spending on buses, the upgrade of the Huntingdale Bus Interchange and grade separations. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said public transport has been inadequately funded for far too many years and hopefully the [...]

Budget needs to deliver on transport promises

By | 2017-05-17T15:11:32+00:00 April 28th, 2015|Media Releases|

Next week’s State Budget needs to deliver on the public transport promises made by the Labor Government to improve buses and rail, the Eastern Transport Coalition said today. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said a number of promises to improve and expand public transport have been made by the government in the lead up to [...]

Protection needed for future Rowville and Doncaster rail reservations

By | 2017-05-17T15:36:22+00:00 April 13th, 2015|Media Releases|

While rail lines to Doncaster and Rowville remain part of the State’s long term planning, The Eastern Transport Coalition is urging the Government to take steps now to reserve the land for these projects before they are swallowed up by incremental development. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said expanded rail services was a key priority [...]

ETC welcomes new Cranbourne-Pakenham rail line plans

By | 2017-05-17T15:41:13+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed yesterday’s announcement of revised plans for the Cranbourne-Pakenham line, particularly the promise that nine level crossings will be removed between Dandenong and Caulfield. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said the ETC has campaigned for the removal of these level crossings for many years, and said it was great news [...]

ETC looks forward to public transport improvements under the new government

By | 2017-05-17T15:45:52+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Media Releases|

Public transport was once again a key issue for voters in last weekend’s State Election, and the Eastern Transport Coalition now looks forward to working with the new government to realize much-needed rail and bus improvements. ETC Chairman, Cr Peter Lockwood said leading up to the election, residents in the eastern suburbs had made it [...]