ETC Chair Cr Samantha Dunn announced that she will be scaling back her duties to avoid any perception of a conflict of interest during her campaign to be elected to the Victorian Legislative Council this November.

Cr Dunn will nominally remain as ETC Chair but will not be representing ETC in official meetings or acting as its spokesperson in the coming months.

“I remain deeply committed to securing better transport for the east. However, I want to eliminate any possibility that the ETC agenda might be compromised by party politics,” Cr Dunn said.

Cr Mick Van de Vreede, of the City of Knox, will take over Cr Dunn’s duties. Cr Van de Vreede is founding Chair of ETC.