Category Archives: Events

Flashback Friday (and: film screening postponed)

Regrettably we have had to postpone our planned fundraiser film screening of the Outer Circle Railway documentary on Friday July 17th. Our apologies – we will advise when we are able to re-schedule this event.

In the mean time, please enjoy this, from The Age, advertising the opening of the City Loop back in 1981.

Age ad: City Loop opening, January 1981

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Alannah MacTiernan forum

What: West Australian federal Labor MP and former WA transport minister Alannah MacTiernan, one of the key people behind Perth’s recent leaps forwards in public transport. A public meeting, organised by the City of Yarra and the PTUA. (See location on Google Maps. Closest public transport: Tram 11, to Brunswick Street/Hanover Street, or tram 86 to Gertrude Street/Napier Street.)

Where: Fitzroy Town Hall

When: Thursday 28th August, 6:15 for 6:30pm

Community Forum: The 2013 Federal Election and Public Transport in Melbourne’s West

The PTUA is hosting a community forum looking at public transport issues in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs. With a federal election imminent, residents are concerned about how transport policy will impact on access to jobs, education and services, as well as local neighbourhood amenity.

This community forum is an opportunity to hear from transport planning experts, local Members of Parliament, Councillors and federal candidates. Come along and ask your questions and learn how they plan to solve public transport in Melbourne.

Where and when:
Newport Bowls Club, 4 Market St Newport (close to Newport railway station)
Thursday 8th August 6.30pm
Doors open 6pm, food and drinks available from the bar

View details and RSVP on Facebook

State election public transport forums in your area

Community Forums
The Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF), of which the PTUA is an associate member, is holding public transport forums in various areas around Melbourne in the lead-up to November’s state election.

The forums will feature speakers from all the major parties and questions from the community.

Six forums are planned so far:
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