Media Releases

/Media Releases

Will Eastern Suburbs commuters get extra budget surprises?

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:03+00:00 April 29th, 2014|Media Releases|

Eastern suburbs commuters are hoping that this State Budget will deliver some good public transport news for them and the long-awaited rail projects that are still in limbo. Eastern Transport Coalition Chairperson, Cr Peter Lockwood said in the past few months the government had clearly recognised the strong community demand for rail, with several pre-budget [...]

RACV and Monash University join transport summit

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:03+00:00 March 27th, 2014|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition, RACV and Monash University will each be stating their case for the critical need for improved public transport in Melbourne’s east during the Commuters Count Transport Summit held on Wednesday, April 9. ETC Chairperson, Cr Peter Lockwood said a reliable, integrated public transport network was critical to continued economic growth in [...]

Swinging voters in east want more than just East West Link

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Media Releases|

Voters in the east are looking to the public transport policies of parties to decide who will get their support, according to a survey undertaken for the Eastern Transport Coalition. ETC Chairperson, Cr Peter Lockwood said it was clear that this election would be decided on transport issues with public transport network deficiencies and the [...]

Parties to answer poll at Commuters Count Transport Summit

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Media Releases|

The Commuters Count Summit on April 9 will be a forum for members of Parliament and the community to discuss current plans for Melbourne’s public transport network and concerns about future public transport priorities and spending. Speakers will include Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, Gary Blackwood, Shadow Minister for Planning, Major Projects and Infrastructure, Brian Tee [...]

Metro, Doncaster and Rowville Rail a vote winner in east, poll shows

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 February 24th, 2014|Media Releases|

Public transport priorities will be a major factor influencing votes at the upcoming State Election according to new research results release today by the Eastern Transport Coalition as part of its Commuters Count election campaign. Conducted by Essential Research, the Eastern Suburbs Transport Poll of more than 1000 residents in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, found that [...]

Public transport commitment needed in Budget

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Media Releases|

The priority and funding allocated to public transport projects in the next state Budget will be the true indicator of the State Government’s commitment in this area, Eastern Transport Coalition chairperson, Cr Samantha Dunn said today. Cr Dunn said there was a backlog of public transport projects across the eastern region, identified through studies, plans [...]

ALP transport plan doesn’t go far enough

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 November 19th, 2013|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed the State ALP’s pledge to significantly invest in public transport as outlined in its Project 10,000 document, but disappointed that the plan gives no actual commitment to build Doncaster or Rowville Rail. ETC chairperson, Cr Samantha Dunn said Melbourne commuters were now faced with two imperfect and incomplete transport [...]

Public transport focus welcome, but funding must follow

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 October 9th, 2013|Media Releases|

The Eastern Transport Coalition has welcomed the public transport focus in the State Government’s Plan Melbourne document released today, but warned it would become another empty transport plan unless it was backed by substantial investment. Cr Dunn said the Plan Melbourne strategy acknowledged the importance of the Melbourne Metro to an improved public transport system [...]

Mayors get on board with commuters

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 August 20th, 2013|Media Releases|

Six Mayors from eastern Melbourne are leading the charge for increased Federal public transport spending, signing a joint letter to the Labor, Liberal and Greens leaders at Huntingdale Railway Station this morning. Cr Angela Long (Greater Dandenong), Cr Karin Orpen (Knox), Cr Jennifer Yang (Manningham), Cr Micaela Drieberg (Monash), Cr Andrew Munroe (Whitehorse) and Cr [...]

Eastern Councils lobby for federal transport spending

By | 2018-02-27T13:44:04+00:00 August 12th, 2013|Media Releases|

Seven eastern Melbourne Councils have voted to put the pressure on Federal candidate to support public transport spending in the lead up to the September 7 election. Greater Dandenong, Knox, Manningham, Monash, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges Councils have all either endorsed motions at their meetings or have publicly proclaimed the need for the Federal [...]