Category Archives: Events

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

MTF flyerWhen: 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 Janet Rice, Chair, Metropolitan Transport Forum, Councillor and former Mayor, City of Maribyrnong
  • Transport funding – myth and reality — Peter Fitzgerald, Infrastructure expert and author of Review of Partnerships Victoria Provided Infrastructure, (Vic Gov, 2004)
  • Where to from here? — Cr Janet Rice, Metropolitan Transport Forum; Angela Munro, Citizens for a Liveable Melbourne

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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 of the park.

Date: Tuesday, 3rd July 2007
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Meeting room 1 (upstairs), North Melbourne Library, 66 Errol Street (near the corner of Queensberry Street).
Transport: Tram number 57 from Elizabeth Street
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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 pursue for the year.

Monday, 7th of May 2007, 7pm
Karralyka, Braeside Avenue, Ringwood East

(Closest public transport is the 670 bus from Ringwood or Croydon stations, but the last bus back is around 8pm. Or it’s about 10 minutes walk from East Ringwood station)

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Halt climate change now!

human sign photoSunday, 22nd April 2007, 10am
Sandringham Beach

Volunteers needed to form the “Human Sign”: “HALT CLIMATE CHANGE NOW!

Bring family and friends to this fun event organised by the Bayside Climate Change Action Group. Help raise global warming awareness and promote sustainability. An aerial photo will be taken, followed by Bayside City Council’s Sustainable Living Expo on the foreshore. The PTUA will have a stand at the Expo, so come along and say hello.
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Conference: the Future of Melbourne’s Public Transport

Half-day conference, Tuesday 20th February 9am-1pm
Organised by the Australasian Centre for the Governance and Management of Urban Transport (GAMUT), Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA), and the Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF)

Our rail system is in crisis; public transport is required to lift its game to meet the targets set in Melbourne 2030; the franchise agreements on which our current privatised system is based expire by the end of next year.
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Walk Against Warming – this Saturday

Walk Against WarmingWalk Against Warming is happening this Saturday, 4th of November at 1pm, starting at Melbourne Town Hall:

The Australian Government doesn’t care about climate change.

We know you do.

The Government will only take real action on climate change and protect our kids’ futures if you to tell them to. Join thousands of other Australians in a peaceful walk urging action on climate change now.

Do come along, bring your friends and family — PTUA will have a presence at the event, so if you see us, say hello.

Click here for full details