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 by providing a forum for debate, research and policy development, and by disseminating information to improve transport choices.
At the April meeting Ray Kinnear and Huw Millichip from Public Transport Victoria(PTV) presented the new Network Development Plan for Metropolitan Rail which outlines the projects needed to build a rail network to support Melbourne's growth over the next 20 years. This will be further discussed at the May meeting.
The second meeting of the year was on Wednesday 6th March at which Dr Jan Scheurer provided a presentation on the report on Doncaster Rail he and James McIntosh from Curtin University prepared for six councils in that corridor. Detailed reports can be found at
The first meeting of the year was on Wednesday 6th February, at which six member councils - Casey, Maribyrnong, Wyndham, Melbourne, Yarra and Port Phillip - provided the local transport perspective to the discussion paper for the Metropolitan Planning Strategy. This will inform the MTF submission to the Strategy consultation.
Executive elections were held at this meeting with the following results
Chair, Cr Tom Melican
Deputy Chair, Cr Andrew Munroe
Secretary, Cr Martin Zakharov
Treasurer, Cr Jackie Fristacky
General members, Cr Glenn Goodfellow, Cr Cathy Oke, Paul Hamilton