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Public Forum – Transport for Melbourne: What’s the Plan?
August 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
The Victorian State Government has committed to a number of major infrastructure projects, but what’s the plan for Melbourne transport and how do these projects fit in?
Traditionally governments have relied on their departments for policy and professional advice, yet now we see them increasingly turn to organisations outside government for advice and the delivery of services.
The community is aware that issues can arise whereby vested interests and “commercial in confidence” clauses can block transparency. Therefore, a community voice that reflects the interests and needs of the broader community is vital.
So who will be advocating in the interest of Melbournians? If it is community advocacy groups, there will need to be strong agreement on what is required for a transport plan and the kind of outcomes, strategies and priorities for implementation we should be aiming for.
We invite you to have your voice heard and contribute to this discussion to improve community consensus on our city’s transport.
Where: Council Chamber, Francis Ormond Building, Building 1, Level 2, Room 1
La Trobe Street, RMIT University, Melbourne 3000
When: Thursday 04 August, 5pm to 7pm
RSVP: Register online before Tuesday 2 August
- Professor Graham Currie – Chair of Public Transport and Director of Research (Transport Engineering), Monash University
- Professor Jago Dodson – Professor of Urban Policy and Director of the RMIT Centre for Urban Research
- Professor Michael Buxton – Professor of Environment and Planning, RMIT School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
- Victoria McKenzie-McHarg – Climate Campaign Manager, Australian Conservation Foundation
- Nicholas Low – Former Professor in Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Melbourne