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Air Pollution Crisis in the News

March 5, 2023

There has been a series of incredibly comprehensive articles in the media recently, shedding light on the devastating effects of air pollution on our health in Melbourne’s inner west. In late January The Age ran a fantastic story titled, The breathtaking state of truck pollution in Melbourne’s west.  This was written by a group of
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Public Question Time at Maribyrnong City Council

November 1, 2022

Maribyrnong City Council has a Public Question Time at Council and Committee meetings where the public can seek responses from Council about issues affecting them. MTAG took advantage of this to ask some questions at the Council meeting on 18 October 2022. First, MTAG asked Council whether the issue of trucks in Maribyrnong was one
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New initiatives announced

May 17, 2022

Early in the year we started to receive many reports of trucks using Somerville Road during curfew hours along with A and B Doubles, both of which are banned on Somerville Road between Geelong Road and Whitehall Street. After some investigation MTAG discovered that a permit had been issued in error for A Doubles on
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Government response to recommendations in the Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group report.

December 23, 2021

The Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group (IWAQCRG) launched their report  Air Pollution in Melbourne’s Inner West – Taking direct action to reduce our community’s exposure back in September 2020. With over 8 million truck movements each year through our residential streets, this report was never going to be good news regarding our health or air
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