To further its advocacy for public transport improvements, the ETC has produced a series of factsheets highlighting its priorities for the region:
The City of Manningham, with over 110,000 residents is the only municipality within Melbourne that lacks any form of rail or tram access. This places the region at a competitive disadvantage due to the lack of fixed rail infrastructure.
The existing bus services to Doncaster along the freeway has shown the high demand that exists for better public transport. The carrying capacity of the existing bus services is insufficient, resulting in severe overcrowding and the heavy congestion on the Eastern Freeway could be reduced with a rail line to Doncaster.
Doncaster Hill is a designated activity centre and includes major landowners such as Westfield Shoppingtown. Fixed rail would help facilitate the urban revitalisation of Doncaster Hill.