It is no longer acceptable for those in the industry to work under a set of conditions that would be unacceptable to the vast majority of Victorians. We want to create an industry where driving is seen as a profession; a profession that drivers can be proud of and, more importantly, one where they can achieve a sustainable and fair income – whether their work is done as a driver/operator or drive for someone else.
Transport is essential to our economy, our quality of life and our freedoms of choice. The tyranny of distance in the bush has crept into our cities through rising congestion, leading to social isolation, loss of economic opportunity in the outer suburbs and much less time for families together. We will bring attention to the state of our roads, our decaying regional networks and the growing need to expand our public transport infrastructure and make it more accessible and desirable.
We encourage strategies to improve the development of rural and regional Victoria to create jobs, increase tourism, improve public transport and enhance the standard of living.
Metropolitan Victoria are growing at an unprecedented rate. The Eastern Metropolitan region is expected to have a total population of 1.36million by 2050. It is important that as metropolitan Victoria grows that the standard of liveability increases.