At its February meeting the Eastern Transport Coalition elected Yarra Ranges Councillor, Samantha Dunn as its new Chairperson.

Cr Dunn takes over from Cr Van De Vreede who had served in the role for the past four years. Cr Dunn has represented the Lyster Ward in the Shire of Yarra Ranges since 2005.

Cr Dunn said that she was honoured to be elected as Chairperson and thanked Cr Van De Vreede for his work.

“Cr Van De Vreede has been a champion for better public transport in the outer east and was instrumental in directing the ETC’s campaigning on issues such as the removal of zone 3, the successful campaign for the Federal Government to fund urban public transport infrastructure and the ongoing campaign for rail extensions and capacity upgrades.

“Under my leadership the Eastern Transport Coalition will continue to advocate for accessible and integrated sustainable transport in the eastern region of Melbourne to improve liveability and reduce car dependency.

“We have come a long way in the last 4 years but we need to do more because there are still serious deficiencies in the provision of public transport to outer east,” Cr Dunn concluded.


Cr Samantha Dunn (Chairperson) Shire of Yarra Ranges
Cr Alex Makin Maroondah City Council
Cr Bill Pemberton City of Whitehorse
Cr Mick Van De Vreede Knox City Council
Cr Greg Male Monash City Council
Cr Gracel Lavella Manningham City Council
Cr Roz Blades City of Greater Dandenong

For media inquiries please contact;
ETC Chairperson Cr Samantha Dunn 0407 364 509
CPR Communications, Robert Larocca 0409 198 350