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West Gate Tunnel Approved

November 27, 2017 3 Comments

Today the Planning Minister Richard Wynne approved the West Gate Tunnel Project to go ahead.  We are incredibly disappointed that he rejected tunnel filtration, going against the recommendations of his own appointed planning panel.  We are also outraged that no truck bans will be in place for Williamstown Rd, meaning a huge increase in truck
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Port Rail Shuttle to go ahead.

October 29, 2017

Roads Minister Luke Donnellan, Federal Infrastructure Minster Darren Chester and Victorian Transport Association CEO Peter Anderson recently announced that the Port Rail Shuttle had finally been approved, a project projected to take 3500 trucks off inner west roads every day. MTAG campaigned heavily to have this project included in the Port of Melbourne lease agreement
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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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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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