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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 2017  -  coming meeting topics as follow

  • March:  to be confirmed
  • April:  to be confirmed
  • May:  John Merritt, CEO, VIcRoads
  • June:  State budget, Transport for Victoria 
  • July:  to be confirmed
  • August:  Corey Hannet, Office of Major Project
  • September:  Jeremy Hanlin:  Active Transport Unit (tbc)
  • October:  to be confirmed
  • November:  to be confirmed
  • December:  topic to be confirmed

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 1st, Tony Murphy, Port of Melbourne, presented on new development at Webb Dock
  •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Note also the MTF Officer Bearers and Executive for 2017 (as elected at the February meeting) are as follows:

Office bearers

Chair:   Cr Martin Zakharov (City of Maribyrnong)

Deputy Chair: Cr Tom Melican (City of Banyule)

Treasurer: Cr. Jackie Fristacky (City of Yarra)

Secretary: Paul Hamilton (City of Casey)

General committee

Cr Clarke Martin (City of Bayside)

Cr  Paul McLeish (City of Manningham)

Cr Andrew Munroe (City of Whitehorse)

Clare Davey (City of Boroondara)



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