Friday, November 20, 2009

making a monster of it

Yarra Ranges’ residents will have the chance to make their mark on the historic public transport Monster Petition as it travels throughout the shire over the next three weeks.

Today at Eastland, I formally received the Eastern Transport Coalition’s Monster Petition from Cr Alex Makin, Maroondah’s ETC representative.

The petition will kick off its tour through Yarra Ranges at the Lilydale Show over this weekend before travelling throughout the shire.

The Monster Petition is part of an innovative campaign aimed at putting pressure on the State Government for better public transport across Melbourne’s east.

The Monster Petition was
launched at Monash University’s Clayton campus in July and has since travelled through five municipalities, collecting signatures from disgruntled public transport users and community members seeking a fair go for public transport in the east.

It’s an ideal opportunity for Yarra Ranges residents to get behind the ETC’s campaign to improve public transport by signing up to the petition.

By collecting thousands of signatures we hope to show the government that the community is fed up with a second rate public transport system.

While the Monster Petition travels throughout the shire pages from the petition will also be available for signing at the council’s Community Links, libraries, aquatic centres and arts centres.

A list of petition locations and times is available on the Eastern Transport Coalition

Sat 21 Nov Lilydale Show
Sun 22 Nov Lilydale Show
Mon 23 Nov Lilydale Community Link
Tue 24 Nov Lilydale Library
Wed 25 Nov Swinburne University
Thu 26 Nov Lilydale Community Link
Fri 27 Nov Lilydale Library
Sat 28 Nov Mooroolbark Christmas Fair, St Peter Julian Eymard School
Sun 29 Nov Warratina Lavender Harvest Festival
Mon 30 Nov Mt Evelyn Main street
Tue 1 Dec Mooroolbark Library
Wed 2 Dec Mooroolbark Main Street
Thu 3 Dec Montrose Library
Fri 4 Dec Mt Evelyn Library
Sat 5 Dec Kallista Community Market
Sun 6 Dec Healesville Craft Market
Mon 7 Dec Yarra Junction Community Link
Tue 8 Dec Upwey Community Link
Wed 9 Dec Upwey Community Link
Thu 10 Dec Belgrave Library
Fri 11 Dec Belgrave Main Street (near the Commonwealth Bank)
Fri 11 Dec Belgrave Carols in the Park
Sat 12 Dec Chirnside Park Shopping Centre
Sun 13 Dec Chirnside Park Shopping Centre
Mon 14 Dec Off to the City of Manningham

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