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Bigger trucks, the answer to road freight?

October 7, 2009

Trucks are increasingly clogging up Melbourne’s roads and freeways. Is there a solution? Clay Lucas reports. From 2001 to 2008, the Government promised a freight strategy to deal with the huge growth of truck movements, propelled by a booming population, declining manufacturing and increasing import levels. By 2007 things had gotten so bad that former
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MTAG meets with Minister Pallas: “Westgate truck ramps will be built”

Maribyrnong Truck Action Group Press Release. Members of the Maribyrnong Truck Action Group have met with Minister for Roads and Ports, Tim Pallas, and have been given an assurance that despite no commitment of federal funds in this year’s budget that truck ramps (which form part of the Victorian Transport Plan) will be built. The
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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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On off ramps for Westgate.

December 7, 2008 95 Comments

Maribyrnong Truck Action Group Press Release Maribyrnong Truck Action Group applauds plan to take trucks off streets After years of campaigning, the Maribyrnong Truck Action Group is today celebrating the announcement of the Brumby government’s plan to build a route from the Westgate Freeway to the port. “This is what we have been lobbying for
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