Friends of Banyule are organising a public event about transport. It will be held on Thursday 29 March at the Old Shire Offices, 60 Beverley Rd, Heidelberg 3084 from 7.30pm.
The topic is Economics and an accessible, sustainable transport system for Melbourne. Everywhere people are talking about the uncertain state of our transport system. Public transport struggles for new investment, despite peak oil and global warming. Public transport was on its last legs after decades of neglect by the Brumby government. However, since coming to government in 2010 the Baillieu administration has done little to extend, improve or better co-ordinate the system. Our guest speaker is Harry Clarke, Professor of Economics at Latrobe University. Harry will discuss the following:
- How should the government fund transport?
- How much should people pay to use the transport system?
- Which projects should be funded and how should we decide?
- How much is road and public transport congestion costing us?
- Given the level of greenhouse gases produced, by roads & freeways, is Melbourne’s transport system paying its way?
Follow this link to our web page for more information about this event.