Elyse Cunningham, Coordinator of the Sustainable Cities collective who are running the Better Buses campaign at Friends of the Earth Melbourne speaks to Girish Khara, a resident from the Mt.Atkinson estate in Truganina, in Melbourne's rapidly growing Western suburbs. The estate currently only has 1 cafe run by the developers, Stockland, and has no shops or other community facilities. There is also no public transport so residents have to drive minimum 10 minutes to get to basic ammenities.
They also discuss the Better Buses campaign's new petition calling for a pilot for bus reform in Melbourne's West using the contracts of bus company CDC Victoria.
Read more about the Better Buses campaign here: https://www.melbournefoe.org.au/better_buses_page
Sign the petition here: https://www.melbournefoe.org.au/better_buses_new_petition
Check out Mt.Atkinson Residents Group facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100092454716464