The April 2014 Dinner will be Jackie Fristacky on “Who Pays For Transport? A Fair Go For Local Government.”
The Adam Smith Club will host a meeting on Wednesday the 23rd of April 2014, at the Curry Club Cafe, 396 Bridge Road, Richmond.
Jackie Fristaky has been a vocal advocate for better public transport infrastructure in Victoria. In her role as Mayor of the City of Yarra, member of the Municipal Association of Victoria’s (MAV) Transport and Infrastructure Advisory Committee and former Chair of the Metropolitan Transport Forum (MTF) and now Treasurer, Jackie has been heavily involved in high profile public transport campaigns including the City of Yarra’s Trains Not Toll Roads campaign and the MTF’s Wrong Way Go Back campaign.
More recently, Jackie outlined the economic imperatives of investing in public transport in a submission to a Senate Committee Inquiry into the Role of Public Transport in delivering Productivity Outcomes. In her submission, Jackie argues that public transport investment would not only substantially enhance productivity, but also support housing affordability, national health, & reduce congestion, but also reduce social inequities and carbon emissions.