Eastern Transport Coalition

Maroondah City Council is an active participant in the Eastern Transport Coalition (ETC).

The ETC comprises the municipalities of Greater Dandenong, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges. The group advocates for sustainable, active and integrated transport in the eastern region of Melbourne to improve liveability and reduce car dependence for over one million people living in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

The ETC believes that all levels of government have a role to play in the delivery of sustainable transport. Local government has the responsibility to advocate on behalf of its constituents, the State Government must fund the necessary infrastructure and reliable, frequent and readily available services and the Federal Government should also provide funding for infrastructure.

Public Transport is crucial to the growth and wellbeing of our communities. The ETC strives to give commuters in Melbourne's east access to safe and convenient public transport modes with frequent and reliable services.

Commuters Count is an ETC campaign which aims to increase funding for, and accelerate the delivery of, significant public transport projects in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The ETC seeks the basics: transport that meets the needs of commuters and reduces environmental impact.

The ETC is advocating for the following transport projects relating to Maroondah:

  • Coolstore Road, Croydon level crossing removal and Croydon station and bus interchange upgrade
  • Belgrave/Lilydale rail line capacity creation
  • Increased commuter parking at rail station carparks
  • Walking and cycling infrastructure improvements

The initiatives promoted by the ETC are crucial to the eastern region's growing business opportunities, thriving job market, clean air and liveable communities. Through the ETC, you can be part of the movement to expand and improve public transport in Melbourne's east.

Help the ETC to make good transport ideas a reality by visiting their Facebook and Twitter and joining in on the conversation using the hashtag #CommutersCount.

Further information

For more information on the ETC Commuters Count campaign please visit the ETC website.

Read the latest news on the ETC Commuters Count Campaign.