The Eastern Transport Coalition took the Victorian Co-ordinator General for Infrastructure, Meredith Sussex on a tour of the area on Friday 13th.

ETC Chair Mick Van De Vreede said that he was pleased to take the Co-ordinator General on a tour of the seven municipalities as it would help improve the area’s public transport infrastructure over the long term.

“One of the aims of the Eastern Transport Coalition is to campaign for improved co-ordination between trains, trams and buses.  With that in mind we thought it important to ensure of the key decision makers in the area understood our issues.

“The Victorian Co-ordinator General for Infrastructure’s role is to improve the coordination and integration of transport and land use planning and policy.

“It was a lively afternoon, with officers and Councillors from the cities of Greater Dandenong, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges Councils attending.

“The tour started in Dandenong and worked its way to Ringwood, looking at key bottlenecks and public transport issues.

“As well as explaining our point of view we also showed her the Dandenong Station, Stud Park Shopping Centre, Ringwood Station, Doncaster Park and Ride, Box Hill bus terminus and the Springvale Road/Whitehorse Road intersection

“Now that she has seen the key transport issues in our seven cities she will be able to better take into account our issues as she assists the Government implement their commitments to improve our transport,” 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