What do trucks spew out in that black smoke? Have you ever wondered what it’s doing to your health?
Maribyrnong Truck Action group presents a community health forum that answers these questions and more.Speakers include CSIRO scientist, Melbourne Uni expert, local GP and mayor of Maribyrnong.
Saturday 21 October 2.00 – 4.00pm 2006
Maribyrnong Town Hall
Reception Room, 1st floor, cnr Hyde & Napier St, Footscray)
Entry is FREE. Speakers include:
Janet Rice – Mayor of Maribyrnong.
Ms Rice was first elected as a Greens councilor in 2003. After being successfully reelected in her seat of Saltwater Ward seat in 2005 she she was voted in as mayor of the city. Janet is a member of various transport related committees including the Maribyrnong Transport Reference Group, Yarraville Traffic Working Group, Western Transport Alliance Group, Port Stakeholder Group and is Chair of the Metropolitan Transport Forum.
more info – Janet Rice
Dr Tom Beer – Scientist CSIRO.
Dr Tom Beer works in the Research Stream at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research is an expert on fuels, including alternate fuels, and their impact on health. Dr Beer is a co-ordinator, CSIRO Environmental Risk Network, and a Fellow of the Environment Institute of Australia and the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand and a member of Standards Australia Committees OB/7 and MB/2 (Risk Management and Risk Management Systems).
more info – Dr Tom Beer
Horst Kayak. (Melbourne University)
Horst Kayak is President of the Town and Country Planning Association. He is a lecturer in Transport Freight and Planning and has over 40 years experience in managing transport congestion.