The Eastern Transport Coalition will be taking its campaign for the Federal Government funding for key eastern suburbs public transport projects to Canberra in August.

ETC Chairperson, Cr Mick Van De Vreede said that the ETC would travel to Canberra to seek support from the Government and ALP to reduce road congestion in the outer eastern suburbs.

“We are approaching the Transport and Environment Ministers and Shadow Ministers to meet with us and discuss how the Federal Government can help the environment and reduce road congestion by funding key public transport projects.

“Both Labor and Liberal members of the Federal Governments Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage have recommended that the Australian Government fund public transport infrastructure for suburbs and developments on the outer fringes of our cities.

“We have projects in the outer east that would benefit from such funding, which are;

  • the need to upgrade the Belgrave and Lilydale lines
  • improve and create transport interchanges
  • rail to Rowville
  • rail to Doncaster
  • improvements to facilitate road based public transport
  • funding for upgrade of Dandenong line

“We hope that the trip helps to inform federal politicians about these much needed projects and I look forward to meeting Ministers and Shadow Ministers and hearing their views about funding for public transport infrastructure in the outer east of Melbourne,” 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