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Westgate Ramps Coalition Media Release: Community Rally

September 13, 2011

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Media Release: Community Rally September 18th Yarraville Gardens Transport Workers Union joins with residents to call for Westgate Ramps truck route to be built In a major development in the battle to get trucks off residential streets in the inner west, the Transport Workers Union has joined with residents, local council, business groups and other […]

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Australians want trucks off our roads

July 5, 2011

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Almost 70 percent of Australians want truck movements restricted to non-peak periods and 50 percent of Australians want large trucks banned from cities, according to polling released today by a public transport and health coalition. The poll, of 1500 Australians was released at a Parliament House Summit addressing the issues of carbon pollution, road congestion, […]

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November 8, 2010

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22nd November 
sharp Maribyrnong Truck Action Group and Less Trucks for Moore are asking for people to donate toy trucks to use in a rally to draw attention to the increasing numbers of trucks using residential streets in the inner west. On 22nd November the two local community groups will join […]

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Cautious support for preferred Westlink Tunnel route

October 12, 2010


PRESS RELEASE Maribyrnong Truck Action Group (MTAG) offers cautious support for preferred Westlink Tunnel route provided it is accompanied by strict truck curfews and other measures Maribyrnong Truck Action Group has cautiously welcomed the announcement of the preferred route for the Westlink Tunnel. “The government appears to have listened to community concerns by choosing the […]

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Truck Protest Blockade

October 8, 2010


Less Trucks for Moore Protest Blockade of Moore St Footscray 26 October A new community action group has formed out of frustration about increasing truck traffic on Moore St and Buckley St Footscray. Less Trucks for Moore plans to blockade one of Melbourne’s busiest intersections for half an hour on 26th October, 8am corner of […]

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Dramatic increase in truck numbers

July 26, 2010

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Truck count figures leaked to MTAG. The Maribyrnong Truck Action Group has learnt that VicRoads truck count figures soon to be released will reveal dramatic increases in truck numbers in the inner west especially in Footscray. The biggest increases have been recorded on Moore St Footscray, which has seen a staggering 46% increase in nighttime […]

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Westlink Tunnel and Truck Action Plan response

July 13, 2010


PRESS RELEASE TRUCK ACTION PLAN The Maribyrnong Truck Action Group welcomes the announcement of the route for the Truck Action Plan but is asking that the Brumby Government funds the project rather than relying on the Federal Government. The project will take up to 10,000 trucks a day off Somerville Rd and Francis St via […]

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State Budget 2010, MTAG reaction

May 5, 2010


PRESS RELEASE Anger is again rising in the inner west after the state government failed to fund the ‘Truck Action Plan’ to take trucks off residential streets in the inner west. The project is budgeted at $380 million in the Victorian Transport Plan and building was supposed to begin this year. Instead there is just […]

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