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Victorian Transport Plan

December 8, 2008 7 Comments

The Victorian government today released its long awaited Victorian Transport Plan (VTP) A link to the plan can be found here: www4.transport.vic.gov.au/vtp/ So what’s in the plan in relation to trucks in the inner west? The VTP contains a Truck Action Plan to be carried out in two stages and is dependent on Commonwealth funding.
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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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Health Study Published

July 17, 2007

In April of this year MTAG commissioned a study into the impact of truck traffic on residents of the inner west. Approximately 1000 surveys were distributed throughout Yarraville, Kingsville, Seddon, and Footscray. Of these 500 were placed in letterboxes on the major freight routes of Francis St, Somerville Rd, Williamstown Rd and Buckley St. The
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