Community Protest РBrumby’s Transport Summit Friday, 5 September 2008, Telstra Dome

YCAT banner on Collingwood Town HallYarra Council support: YCAT banner on Collingwood Town Hall

The Brumby government has been staging transport forums organised by the Department of Transport, ostensibly to consult with the public on Victoria’s Transport Plan.

Members of Parliament with inner metropolitan seats – namely Bronwyn Pike (Melbourne), Richard Wynne (Richmond) and Carlo Carli (Brunswick) have belatedly and at extremely short notice, held their own forums last week.

These forums, are intended to provide community feedback for the Premier’s Transport Summit, which was scheduled for mid September.

Although the MP’s declared that their forums were for local residents they were by invitation only and, significantly many community organisations, individuals and local residents were refused admittance. Continue Reading…