Calling for better public transport in Manningham

8 Apr 2022
Liveable Places and Spaces
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Manningham Council is calling on federal election candidates to support better public transport in Manningham.

Manningham remains the only metro council without fixed rail. Our public transport system is inadequate and forces our community to be reliant on cars for transport.

“Many of our most disadvantaged communities are impacted by the current state of public transport in Manningham,” said Mayor Cr Michelle Kleinert.

“We are calling on all candidates to support initiatives for a better public transport network in Manningham.”

Our community has a clear vision for what they need. We are calling for funding to deliver the Doncaster Busway as part of a network-wide Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system. The Busway should be designed so it can transition to heavy rail.

Roads and transport are a priority for our community under our Council Plan theme Liveable Places and Spaces. Our community has asked us to advocate for key transport infrastructure and improvements.

“The federal election is an opportunity for our community to let candidates know what concerns them. I am encouraging all members of our community to contact your local candidate and tell them what Manningham needs,” said Cr Kleinert.

We firmly believe that #localsknowwhatlocalsneed so #dontleavelocalcommunitybehind.

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