Category Archives: Public Transport

Where the rubber hits the road

Urgent transport reforms are needed to tackle traffic issues caused by urban sprawl in Melbourne. Greens Senate candidate and transport analyst, Janet Rice, sounded a strong warning that urban sprawl in Melbourne’s northern suburbs will accelerate pressure for the North-East … Continue reading

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Two Melbourne Transport Stories

Here are two competing images of Melbourne’s transport future just a few hundred metres apart on Alexandra Parade in Collingwood and Fitzroy: We have the City of Yarra’s billboard which asks people to campaign for Doncaster rail and  a few … Continue reading

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RACV 2012 Red Spot Black Mark

RACV cooks the books with Red Spot Roads Survey. Communities need to act now to promote public transport. The roads lobby group, the RACV, has launched its biennial “Red Spot” survey which can be expected to form the basis of … Continue reading

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South Morang Rail Service – A welcome addition to the network

Transport Minister Terry Mulder officially opened the new South Morang railway station on Sunday 22 April. The extension of the Epping line to South Morang was the culmination of a long campaign, especially  by the South Morang and Mernda Rail … Continue reading

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Public Meeting – 29 March

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.

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Hurstbridge Line Misses Out Again

According to a recent report in The Age the Hurstbridge line will miss out on improved weekend rail service frequencies

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Big box shops bad news for PT and local traders

A recent article by Clay Lucas in The Age week featured an announcement by planning minister Matthew Guy to broaden the categories of retailers permitted to trade in “big box” shopping centres. This is bad news for Banyule and the … Continue reading

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