Chairperson of the Eastern Transport Coalition, Cr Mick Van De Vreede has said today that the ETC
will talk to voters at a number of railways stations and bus stops tomorrow to argue the case for
Federal Government funding of major public transport infrastructure.

“The following representatives of the ETC will be at four railway stations and one bus stop early
Friday morning;

  • Cr Mick Van De Vreede (Knox)
  • Cr Grace La Vella (Manningham)
  • Cr Karin Orpen (Knox)
  • Cr Alex Makin (Maroondah)
  • Cr Samantha Dunn (Yarra Ranges)

“We will be talking to commuters and giving them a leaflet, encouraging them to think about public
transport when they vote, and specifically three projects;

  • Rail to Doncaster
  • Third track / duplication of the Belgrave / Lilydale line
  • Rail to Rowville

“Each of these projects would increase the number of people using public transport and in doing so
help improve the environment, reduce congestion and save families money,” Cr Mick Van De Vreede
concluded.

For more information please contact;

ETC Chairperson Cr Mick Van De Vreede 0438 029 932
CPR Communications, Robert Larocca 0409 198 350