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Welcome to the Metropolitan Transport Forum

The Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF) is an advocacy group comprising members from Melbourne metropolitan local government, associate members representing transport companies, and participants from the State Government and environment groups.

The website is currently being upgraded, an updated version planned later this year.

Meetings in 2016  -  coming meeting topics as follow

  • September:  Chris Loader, PTV, on restructuring bus networks.  The AGM will precede this meeting, see documents
  • October:  Daniel Bowen, PTUA, update on public transport in Melbourne
  • November:  cancelled due to local government elections
  • December:  topic to be confirmed
and for 2017
  • February:  John Merritt, CEO VicRoads, also MTF executive elections
  • March:  Dr Ben Rossiter, Victoria Walks, on walking as mode of transport and importance of pedestrians
Advocacy 2016

The MTF developed an advocacy project to support member councils with the level crossing removals.  The project completed in May 2016. Final reports include a full report, presentation and summary report.

State budget 2016/2017

MTF representatives attended the state budget lock up on Wednesday 27th April and provided feedback at the May meeting.  A presentation from MInister Jacinta Allan on the transport budget was held on Tuesday 28th June at MAV.

Background

The Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF) is an advocacy group comprising members from Melbourne metropolitan local government, associate members representing transport companies, and participants from the State Government and environment groups.

The MTF endeavours to promote effective, efficient and equitable transport in metropolitan Melbourne and improved transport choices by 

  • providing a forum for debate among members of the transport sector
  • encouraging information sharing among member local governments
  • representing local government viewpoint to decision makers
  • fostering and sponsoring research on occasion
  • seeking to influence transport policy and project implementation in the broader metropolitan interest
  • working with local government counterparts
  • enabling networking and collaboration between local and state government 
  • disseminating information on transport topics. 

The MTF holds a regular monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of the month which includes a presentation on a transport topic of interest and relevance to local governments.  Meetings are open to all, please contact mtf@mtf.org.au if interested to attend.

The year to date

Presentations for the early part of the year have been as follows. Presentations, and minutes which contain a summary of the presentations are on the website

  • February 3rd, Rob Spence, CEO of the MAV, presented on the transport focus of the MAV
  • March 2nd , Dr James McIntosh, LUTI Consulting, on value capture on rail
  • April 6th,  Andrea Macdonald, Urban Interface, presented her report on a local government support project for level crossing removals.   
  • May 4th,  Western Distributor presented by Dept of Ecodev and Transburban 
  • June 1st, Harry Wijers, CEO, Transdev
  • July 6th, Michel Masson, CEO, Infrastructure Victoria  
  • August 3rd, Evan Tattersall, CEO, Melbourne Metro Rail Authority                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Note also the MTF Officer Bearers and Executive for 2016 (as elected at the February meeting) are as follows:

Office bearers

Chair:   Cr Tom Melican (City of Banyule)

Deputy Chair: Cr Martin Zakharov (City of Maribyrnong)

Treasurer: Cr. Jackie Fristacky (City of Yarra)

Secretary: Paul Hamilton (City of Casey)

General committee

Cr Glenn Goodfellow (City of Wyndham)

Cr Thomas Sounness (City of Glen Eira)

Cr Andrea Surace (City of Moonee Valley)

Cr John McMorrow (City of Stonnington)

The MTF thanks retiring executive members of 2015 Clare Davey (City of Boroondara) and Cr Oliver Davey (City of Darebin).  The MTF also welcomes those new to the MTF executive Cr John McMorrow (City of Stonnington) and Cr Andrea Surace (City of Moonee Valley. and looks forward to working with them in 2016.


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