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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 numbers
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MTAG’s submission to the West Gate Tunnel Project EES

July 24, 2017 1 Comment

MTAG recently made a submission to the WGTP EES which you can read here – WGTP EES – MTAG submission_FINAL_2017 We focussed on impacts around human health, air quality, tunnel filtration, transport, noise and social impacts.Whilst the project offers potential benefits to the community with the removal of around 9,300 trucks per day off residential streets, there
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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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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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