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The Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF) is an advocacy group comprising members from Melbourne metropolitan local government, transport companies, and participants from the State Government and environment groups. During August, September and October, leading up to the State Election in November, the MTF and Leader Newspapers have organised a series of town hall style forums about transport. The forums are being held all over Melbourne and provide an opportunity for the public to meet their local candidates face-to-face and ask questions about transport issues.

The Port Phillip Forum is at Port Melbourne Town Hall, 7pm on Wednesday 13 August.
Port Phillip residents can print this poster and display it work colleagues to see.
To comment on local transport issues visit the City of Port Phillip Have Your Say page.



Are you interested in installing solar panels on your home but just never researched the options, costs and savings you might make on your electricity bill? Then consider this community solar panel bulk-buy offer from SCAN (Sustainable Community Action Network). We have done the research and have negotiated a bulk-buy discount that is available for anyone who has a home in Metropolitan Melbourne. It is available until 31/7/2014. Full details are on SCAN.ORG.AU. SCAN was created by the City of Port Phillip and is a partnership of local community groups involved environmental and sustainability actions.

Plastic Free July


We’re encouraging everyone to get behind ‘Plastic Free July’ to challenge our prevailing culture of massive, single-use plastic consumption. The challenge is to attempt to refuse all single-use plastic (anything intended to be used once and discarded). READ MORE

THE CONVERSATION is a quality on-line newspaper sponsored by Australian Universities. You can subscribe to receive a free daily summary of key issues in the news with informative commentary. To see today’s edition CLICK HERE.

Below is a list of environmental news articles published on the internet today.