Category: Events

  • Report from last Sunday’s rally

    A large crowd gathered at Flinders Street Station last Sunday to protest against the proposed Eddington road tunnel. Speakers included PTUA, Protectors of Public Lands, and several groups from suburbs likely to be affected by the road tunnel, all calling for the project to be abandoned, and for upgraded public transport instead. Here is an…

  • Rally for better public transport this Sunday 26th October

    Join the Coalition of Transport Action Groups for a community rally and picnic, starting at Flinders St Station and ending up at the Alexandra Gardens opposite the National Gallery of Victoria. Where: Steps of Flinders Street Station When: 11:15am for 12 noon, Sunday 26th October 2008 Keynote speaker: Daniel Bowen of the Public Transport Users…

  • PTUA Annual General Meeting Thursday 30th October

    The PTUA Annual General Meeting is on Thursday 30th of October at 6:30pm at Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane. Our guest speaker for this year’s AGM is Channel 7 state political reporter Brendan Donohoe, who will provide his insights into state politics, the media, and the transport debate. Brendan has covered state politics since the…

  • Free forum this Sunday

    Click here for full details of this Sunday’s free forum at the Melbourne Town Hall on transport and climate change. 15th June: Slides are now available

  • Speeding towards dangerous climate change

    Slides now available for download Public forum: 15 June 2008 Hear what the world’s leading climate scientists are discovering about the speed of climate change, the potential impacts on our way of life, and what we need to do to safeguard our future.

  • Federal election forum: Yarra, this Wednesday

    Trams Trains and Tunnels — Meet Your Candidates for the 2007 Federal Election – Policies for the Future of Transport Time: 6:30 pm for 7 pm start. Date: Wednesday 24 October 2007 Venue: Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford. Melway reference: 44 D5. Closest station: Collingwood.

  • Walk against Warming 2007

    1pm, State Library, Swanston Street, Melbourne Add your support to the call for more sustainable transport policies. Find out more at:

  • Walk to Work day: this Friday

    This Friday is Walk To Work Day (WTWD). WTWD is an event to promote regular walking and physical activity. It is an annual, national event in which the community can become involved in a healthy and environmentally friendly activity. You can be a Walking Class Hero on Friday 5 October 2007 by simply walking all…

  • Solving Melbourne’s transport crisis: Community meeting, Thursday 30th August

    When: 5.30pm for 6.00-8.00pm, Thursday 30 August 2007 Where: Swanston Room, Melbourne Town Hall Speakers include: Evidence based transport planning — Dr Paul Mees, Senior lecturer in Transport and Land Use Planning, University of Melbourne and author of Melbourne’s Future Transport Options, (MCC, 2005) Implications of global warming and peak oil for transport — Cr…

  • GAMUT conference: Public transport growth in Melbourne, Thursday 23rd August

    Public transport growth in Melbourne: Opportunities in the expiry of the Connex and Yarra Trams franchises? When: 10.00 am – 3.30 pm. Thursday 23 August 2007. Where: Auditorium, Bio21 Institute, 30 Flemington Road, Parkville

  • East-West public meeting, Tuesday 3rd of July

    Royal Park meeting The Royal Park Protection Group are hosting a public meeting next Tuesday on this issue, highlighting the impact on Royal Park should an East-West freeway link be built. There will be discussion on the issues, a short film “Royal Park – Past and Present”, and a display of photographer David Tatnall’s photos…

  • Maroondah Environment Forum

    The City of Maroondah is holding an environment forum to discuss issues of concern to the community and to address issues relating to urban sustainability. This will be one of a series, with this first forum consisting of a largely open format allowing the community to set the agenda for the issues that council should…