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MTAG’s submission to the West Gate Tunnel Project EES

July 24, 2017 1 Comment

MTAG recently made a submission to the WGTP EES which you can read here – WGTP EES – MTAG submission_FINAL_2017 We focussed on impacts around human health, air quality, tunnel filtration, transport, noise and social impacts. Whilst the project offers potential benefits to the community with the removal of around 9,300 trucks per day off residential streets,
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EES Submissions

June 25, 2017 4 Comments

Submissions for the West Gate Tunnel Project Environmental Effects Statement are due at 5pm on the 10th July.  The (very long) documents can be viewed here. The EES is a comprehensive assessment of the projects environmental risks, both during construction and its operation when completed.  Written submissions, responding to the EES, are key to minimising
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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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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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Childcare centre approved for most polluted intersection in Melbourne

December 15, 2016 2 Comments

VCAT has made the outrageous decision to approve a child care centre at the corner of Williamstown Road and Francis Street.  This intersection is arguably the most polluted in Melbourne and completely inappropriate for a child care centre! Children are highly susceptible to the health impacts of air pollution as they spend more time outdoors and are more active.
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