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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.

Note MTF event

Bus Matters  -  Forum all about buses for local governments Tues 31st Oct focussing on what can be done to help buses play a greater role in the local transport mix.  See flier and register here.

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

Note the AGM for the 2016,2017 year will precede the coming meeting on Wednesday September 6th 2017. See meeting documents for agenda, annual report and minutes from previous AGM in 2016.

The regular monthly meeting will follow, topic is oBikes and other cycling matters.

Meetings in 2017  -   meeting topics as follow

  • February:  Tony Murphy, Port of Melbourne, on new Webb Dock
  • March:  Graham Currie, Professor of Public Transport, Monash University
  • April:  Michel Masson, CEO, Infrastructure Victoria
  • May:  John Merritt, CEO, VIcRoads
  • June:  Elliot Fishman, Institute of Sensible Tranport    
  • July:  Peter Sammut, Western Distributor Authority
  • August:  Corey Hannet, Office of Major Projects
  • September:  Jaison Hoernel, Good Cycles (on oBikes)
  • October:  Ryan Smith, Shadow Minister for Transport
  • November:  Michel Masson, Transport Network Pricing 
  • December:  topic to be confirmed

Advocacy 2017/2018

Advocacy strategy under development, priority will be focus on buses.

Advocacy 2015/2016  -  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 2017/2018

MTF representative attended state budget lock up on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 and  provided feedback at the May meeting.  

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
  • March 1st, Graham Currie, Professor of Public Transport, Monash University, presenting on state of buses - networks, patronage, opportunities - in Melbourne   
  • April 5th, Michel Masson, CEO, Infrastructure Victoria, presenting on the 30-year infrastructure strategy for Victoria and the transport projects recommended for Melbourne                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Note 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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