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Cyclist fatally hit by truck on Whitehall St

March 16, 2017

On Friday 10th March, cyclist Arzu Bagler was tragically killed when riding her bike south along Whitehall St.  She was struck by a truck turning left into the industrial section of Somerville Road, between Whitehall St and the river.  The truck driver, unaware he had hit anyone, kept on going until a car caught up
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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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Is the Tunnel Good for our Neighbourhood Protest Action

August 13, 2016

Fantastic turn out to the Is the Tunnel Good for our Neighbourhood Protest Action with over 100 people braving the early morning cold and helping to make this community’s voice heard! The protest featured Snuff Puppet Ring Master, the fantastic ‘Deliver us From Diesel’ community band and a range of speakers including: MTAG President Samantha McArthur
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