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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 for July / August this year.

Meetings in 2016  -  coming meeting topics as follow 

  • May:  Western Distributor featuring presenters from the project team and Transurban Metro Rail, VicRoads.  
  • June:  Harry Wijers, CEO of Transdev on the bus network.
  • July:  tbc
  • August:  John Merritt, CEO of VicRoads
Other topics under arrangement are the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel and Infrastructure Victoria.

Advocacy 2016
The MTF has set a focus for advocacy on
  • Level Crossing Removal Projects with the aim of supporting member councils with these projects 
  • Buses
MTF representatives will attend the state budget lock up on Wednesday 27th April and provide feedback at the May meeting.  A presentation from state government on the transport budget is being arranged.

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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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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