26 Melbourne COUNCILS WORKING TOGETHER FOR BETTER TRANSPORT
Advocating for better transport on behalf of over 4 million residents.
OUR TOP PRIORITIES
We all need transport everyday to work, shop or play.
Great cities like Melbourne need equally great transport to function.
As local governments, we advocate for better transport on behalf of our residents.
Our priorities are neatly packaged as our ABCs, namely:
Making it easier and more attractive to walk and ride.
Supporting walk or ride to school.
As the only public transport available to 70 % of Melbourne, buses need to be more frequent, direct and reliable.
Good transport planning gives the public more choice of transport. Today, too many Melbournians are forced by lack of choice to rely on private cars.
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Here are the latest posts and presentations about MTF and Melbourne transport issues
Councils & DTP
DTP and Council working together on Active Transport was the main topic of discussion at the May meeting.
IV SAYS GET ON BOARD
Get on board: Making the most of Melbourne’s buses is a discussion paper
presented by Infrastructure Victoria’s Peter Kartsidimas
MTF’s February meeting heard two presentations from local planners who have looked at overseas examples of urban transport planning.
Congrats to speakers
Congratulations to the successful candidates and MPs who participated in one of our MTF Transport Forums before the election.
All FORUM VIDEOS
Eight MTF Transport Forums were held across Melbourne in July – October 2022
Better Buses in the West
Dr John Stone, Senior lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne spoke on Better Buses for Melbourne’s West at the MTF July meeting.
MTF has been advocating on behalf of over 4 million Melbournians and their local goverments for over 20 years.
As an organisation representing local government, we have brought a local perspective and local knowledge to transport issues for over 20 years.
We have used the skills and expertise of council transport teams to collect data, engage with communities and suggest solutions.
Many of our suggestions have been taken up by government and become policy, including rail extension to Mernda, Rowville and Monash University.
During state election campaigns since 2014, we have raised local transport issues at town hall candidate forums on transport issues, including full house audiences at the Melbourne Town Hall to hear the Transport Minister of the day and other party spokespeople.
OUR MEMBER COUNCILS
26 Melbourne councils are members of the
Metropolitan Transport Forum
GET ON BOARD FOR BETTER TRANSPORT
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