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EES Released

June 1, 2017

The Environmental Effects Statement for the West Gate Tunnel Project has been released.  Public submissions are due at 5pm on Monday 10th July, which gives us 6 weeks (30 working days) to work on it – no small feat for community groups! The full set of documents can be viewed here as well as information
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Truck Bans Announced!

April 9, 2017 1 Comment

On Sunday 2nd April a media conference was held at Footscray Wharf, where Premier Daniel Andrews announced that once the Western Distributor was built 24/7 truck bans would be placed on Francis St, Somerville Rd, Buckley St and Moore St!  This is something we have been campaigning for ever since the project was announced two
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Cyclist fatally hit by truck on Whitehall St

March 16, 2017

On Friday 10th March, cyclist Arzu Bagler was tragically killed when riding her bike south along Whitehall St.  She was struck by a truck turning left into the industrial section of Somerville Road, between Whitehall St and the river.  The truck driver, unaware he had hit anyone, kept on going until a car caught up
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Accident at Napier St Bridge

March 9, 2017

On Monday 5th March a serious accident occurred at Footscray’s Napier St Bridge, incredibly only two weeks after new beams were installed as a so called ‘safety measure’.   A truck hit the beam, causing the container to fall off behind the truck, in peak hour traffic, colliding with the car behind. Luckily all 3
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2016 Wrap Up

December 18, 2016

Sadly 2016 hasn’t been a great year for us. The first slap in the face was the dumping of the Port Rail Shuttle project in a deal to privatise the Port of Melbourne.  This would have taken 3500 trucks a day off our streets and be complete within 18 months.  It was one of the
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