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Maribyrnong City Council submission to SENATE COMMITTEE on the impacts on health of air quality in Australia

March 31, 2013

MCC submission on air quality PDF This is an excellent summary of the issues we face and contains strong, sensible recommendations. Hats off to MCC! Recommendations That the Federal Government: 1. Supports the construction of alternative truck routes (on/off ramps) to and from the Westgate Freeway, in order to remove trucks from residential streets. 2.
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Diesel poison leaves inner west fuming

June 8, 2011 11 Comments

Peter Knight June 8, 2011 The Age Imagine 7000 huge trucks roaring past your front door every day. ON JUNE 27, the residents of Yarraville and the inner west celebrate a dubious anniversary. Ten years ago on that day, the Environment Protection Authority measured air quality on the now notorious, Francis Street. This was in
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VTA press release gets it all wrong… full text and MTAG response

February 21, 2008 5 Comments

The Maribyrnong Truck Action Group has questioned the credibility of the Victorian Transport Association after its CEO, Philip Lovel, issued a press release that reveals a complete lack of understanding of road transport regulations in the inner West. The press release criticises MTAG’s recent blockade of the intersection of Francis St and Williamstown Rd Yarraville,
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History of Truck Traffic

December 11, 2007 2 Comments

History of Truck Traffic in Melbourne’s Inner West ‘The trucks have always been here.’ Really? One of the central arguments used to counter MTAG’s mission to get through-trucks off the streets of the inner west is, ‘The trucks have always been here.’ While it’s true the inner west has an industrial heritage, and truck traffic
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