Paul Mees Award

We inaugurated the Paul Mees Award to commemorate Paul’s outstanding work as an advocate for public transport and a world-renowned transport academic. He was best known publicly for his tireless promotion of the role of public transport, and was president of the PTUA from 1993 to 2001.

Award recipients:

2023 – The Ballarat Courier (accepted by Emily Sweet, editor) for highlighting transport issues in the Ballarat area and along the Ballarat line

2022 – Michelle Giovas (Friends of Banyule) for her work campaigning against the North East Link tollway and Mordialloc Freeway

2021 – Mick van de Vreede, formerly City of Knox councillor and Knox Environment Society, for Rowville Rail advocacy

2020Disability Resources Centre

2019 – Residents Against the Mordialloc Freeeway

2018 – Andrew Lund, State Political Reporter for Channel 9, and Clay Lucas, City Editor (and former Transport Reporter) from The Age

2017 – The Altona Loop Group

2016 – John Stone

2015 – Doncaster Rail Advocacy Committee

2014 – Tony Murphy, for his work campaigning against the East West Link

2013 – Darren Peters and Trevor Carroll, South Morang and Mernda Rail Alliance

Paul Mees Award 2013

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