YTP Committee Elections FY21/22

As we continue to grow and expand our network across Australia, it’s important that the Committee is able to represent YTP’s members in the best possible way. As such, we would like to use this opportunity to call for volunteers to be a part of the 2021/2022 YTP Committee.

New committee members bring a fresh perspective, offering young professionals boundless opportunities to meet likeminded people and develop new skills. Being a part of the Committee is also a great way to make your mark on the industry, as you will be responsible for the direction and future of YTP and its activities.

All committee positions are now declared vacant and members are invited to nominate themselves, or another member, for a position.

Please refer to the Committee Roles & Responsibilities and Terms of Reference for more information. You can also contact the current YTP committee with any questions at contact@youngtransportpro.com.


Process for the upcoming election:

Step 1: Read the Committee Roles & Responsibilities and Terms of Reference.

Step 2: Fill out the application form with your nominated committee position(s). You may select up to two roles. Please attach a brief summary of why you/your nominee would be suitable for the committee position(s). Please note that this information will be distributed to all YTP members. Nominations close on Friday 06 August, 2021.

Step 3: Voting will open to YTP members on Wednesday 11 August, 2021, and remain open until close of business on Tuesday 24 August, 2021.

Step 4: The new committee will be announced at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 26 August, 2021. Please note that attendance of the AGM is mandatory for new committee members.


2021 Annual General Meeting

The upcoming Annual General Meeting of Young Transport Professionals Inc. will take place on Thursday 26 August, 2021. All members are welcome to attend, with registration opening via Eventbrite on Wednesday 11 August.

Starting the Decade of Action on Road Safety

In collaboration with the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety (GYCRS), YTP hosted a virtual panel discussion on the topic of road safety and what needs to be done in order to reduce road traffic deaths and injuries by 2030. The event was facilitated by Maolin Macatangay (YOURS & GYCRS) and featured intriguing insights from our panelists Rob McInerney (iRAP), Wayne Moon (DoT), Alex Herold (DoT) and Grace Willems (RACQ & GYCRS).

Participants of the event heard about various topics such as the shortcomings involved with achieving the 2020 decade of action target, short interim and long term data evaluation, infrastructure evaluation and star ratings, and the importance of the community in road safety conversations. The event ended with a discussion on the actions required in order to achieve the goals for 2030, which included engaging and spreading awareness to the community, providing funding and continuous investment, and understanding that every decision made within a project has life and death injury implications along with it.

If you missed out on the event, you can watch the panel discussion below and if you would like to learn more about the GYCRS and the amazing work they do, please visit their website: https://claimingourspace.org/

2020/2021 Committee

Following the recent ballot and annual general meeting the 2020-21 YTP committee have stepped into their new roles. We would like to thank the previous committee for organizing some great events over the past 12 months during some difficult times and for significantly increasing the YTP membership base. We are extremely excited for the year ahead and have some big plans in store, so look out for more announcements soon. If you have any ideas please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

Click through the below link to read a bit more about the new committee.

Victorian Department of Transport – New Industry Partner

Young Transport Professionals (YTP) are pleased to announce the Victorian Department of Transport (DoT) as an Industry Partner!

DoT is responsible for the ongoing operation and coordination of the state’s transport network, as well as the delivery of new and upgraded transport infrastructure. Working closely with the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA), the department are currently managing over $70-billion worth of investments to expand and modernise the network. This includes delivering Melbourne Metro, removing dangerous and congested level crossings, the West Gate Tunnel, North East Link, the Western Rail Plan, Melbourne Airport Rail Link and the Suburban Rail Loop.

Since YTP’s formation in 2014, the ongoing support from the government sector has been fundamental to our growth, and we now have 950+ members from over 150 companies. Partnerships such as these have enabled us to run forums, networking events and site visits that are free and provide opportunities for young professionals to network within the transport industry.

This is an extremely exciting time for YTP and, with DoTMetro Trains Melbourne and the Aurecon Jacobs and Mott McDonald Joint Venture, we look forward to working together to bring more events and develop connections with our members.

Update – COVID-19

Over the past few weeks, the effects of COVID-19 have swept over Australia, with severe restrictions placed on gatherings by State and Federal Governments. YTP’s number one priority is to operate with the health and wellbeing of our members at the forefront.

As a result, YTP has postponed all upcoming events as we closely monitor the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in the process of developing a range of online content, so please keep an eye out for this!

If you have any suggestions for virtual events or online content, please get in touch via:

We hope that you are all staying safe and look forward to bringing you more great events in the future!

Kind regards,
Your YTP Committee

YTP Barefoot Bowls 2020

Second time’s the charm!

After having to postpone our initial lawn bowls event due to bad weather, this time around we were blessed with beautiful, clear skies for YTP’s 6th Annual Barefoot Bowls event.

We’d like to thank all of our members who came along and joined us for a great catch-up, a few drinks and a little competitive fun. None of this could have happened without our industry partner and event sponsor Metro Trains Melbourne and we’d like to thank them for their generosity continued support.

Metro Trains Melbourne – Our new Industry Partner

Young Transport Professionals (YTP) are pleased to announce Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) as an Industry Partner for 2020!

MTM is a consortium of three leading rail industry organisations: Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation, Australia’s John Holland Group and UGL Rail, a division of United Group Limited. MTM currently operate rail services across Melbourne’s metropolitan network, transporting over 450,000 passengers each day.

Since YTP’s formation in 2014, the ongoing support from MTM has been fundamental to our growth, and we now have 800+ members from over 150 companies. Partnerships such as these have enabled us to run forums, networking events and site visits that are free, and that provide opportunities for young professionals to network within the transport industry.

This is an extremely exciting time for YTP, and with MTM and AJM, we now have two of the largest transport organisations in Victoria as industry partners.

Read more about MTM at: About MTM

Learn about becoming an industry parter at: YTP Partners and Supporters

YTP Christmas 2019 – Recap

And that’s the end of another fabulous year!

The YTP committee would like to thank those who attended the end of year function held on Wednesday 11 December at The Boatbuilders Yard.  It was a lovely evening catching up with old and new friends over a couple of drinks by the river.

The committee would also like to take the opportunity to thank its members for all their ongoing support throughout the year, and look forward to bringing forth more great events in the new year!

From the 2019/2020 committee, Happy Holidays!