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MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

October 8, 2015

Transurban Western Distributor Information Session – MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Transurban has re-designed the proposed Western Distributor’s planned freeway tunnel under Yarraville. The entrance is now STARTING in Yarraville and NOT in the existing freeway footprint as first promised. The first design had broad community support, this doesn’t. We urgently need a solution to our
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Transurban announces alternative proposal to the Andrews Government’s West Gate Distributor

May 4, 2015

Transurban announces proposal to build the Western Distributor Tollway. In a surprise announcement Transurban, toll road operator and owner of Citylink, has released a proposal to build a massive $5billion tollway to connect the West Gate Freeway with the City Link tollway. The proposed tollway would replace the Andrews Government’s West Gate Distributor project which
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Truck curfews to be extended?

July 5, 2014

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
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ABC Radio National: Pollution and autism spectrum disorder

June 10, 2014

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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East West Link – MTAG’s thoughts…

June 10, 2014

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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Moore St Sleep In – What a great turn out

April 2, 2014

  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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