October 9, 2014

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New truck curfews announced for the Inner West!

New truck curfews announced for the inner West! At Maribyrnong town hall last night VicRoads announced long awaited new truck curfews for the inner West. Somerville Road in Yarraville will have additional curfews introduced during school crossing times 8:00am – 9:30am and 2:30pm – 4:00pm weekdays, allowing parents and kids to travel to and from […]

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October 5, 2014

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Decision crunch time on new curfews!

This year VicRoads, The EPA, Department of Health and the City of Maribyrnong formed the Trucks and the Inner West partnership. This initiative has seen the key players and decision makers working together to find solutions to the truck problem. Their studies have found that up to 61% of trucks on our streets are not […]

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July 5, 2014

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What does a green port look like? (hint: not like the Port of Melbourne)

So what does a green port look like? (hint: not like the Port of Melbourne) Ports like the Port of Melbourne are huge users of dirty diesel fuels. The cranes, fork lifts, idling ships, trucks and trains are all using diesel fuel that cause air pollutants that are bad for health and, according to the World […]

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July 5, 2014

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Truck curfews to be extended?

Following the release of a comprehensive truck survey into truck movements in the inner west, the Napthine government says it is looking at an expansion of truck curfews. The truck survey was carried out by VicRoads and the City of Maribyrnong. Read the report here: http://consult.vicroads.vic.gov.au/trucksinwest There is also a video: http://youtu.be/H63NpCwEnpo The survey has found, at […]

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June 10, 2014

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ABC Radio National: Pollution and autism spectrum disorder

Research from Harvard University suggests that autism spectrum disorder, which affects perhaps about 1 in 100 Australian children and, some say, is increasing in prevalence, may be partly caused by air pollutants. This can have enormous implications for housing near roads and industry. Frightening research results given the level of pollution to which residents of […]

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June 10, 2014

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Clearing the Air, a report by Environmental Justice Australia

MTAG welcomes the release of Clearing the Air, a report by Environmental Justice Australia into Australia’s air pollution laws. The report explains why our air pollution standards are failing us, in particular the lack of regulation for ultrafine particulate matter, PM2.5’s. Yarraville is identified as one of Australia’s pollution hot spots, “with some of the […]

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June 10, 2014

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East West Link – MTAG’s thoughts…

Map: www.theage.com.au So just what does MTAG think of the planned East West Link? $100m has been allocated in 2014-15 State Budget for East West Link Western Section. Premier Napthine has said once the west end of East West Link is built there will not be one port truck in Footscray and Yarraville. Because MTAG […]

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April 2, 2014

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Moore St Sleep In – What a great turn out

  MTAG’s Moore St Sleep In Truck Protest was a great success this morning. Big thanks go out to Rod Quantock for his fabulous humour and generous time this morning. (Rod is performing at the Comedy Festival right now) Also thank you to the Snuff Puppets, Mayor of Maribyrnong Grant Miles, Scott Adams of Less […]

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