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Williamstown Rd Needs Truck Bans Too!

March 14, 2018

Great turn out to our Willy Rd Needs Truck Bans Too protest action!  Thanks to all those who braved the rain and early morning to come together and say: Williamstown Rd must come with truck bans once the West Gate Tunnel Project is complete. Don’t spend $6.7 billion on infrastructure and leave thousands of trucks running
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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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Port Rail Shuttle to go ahead.

October 29, 2017

Roads Minister Luke Donnellan, Federal Infrastructure Minster Darren Chester and Victorian Transport Association CEO Peter Anderson recently announced that the Port Rail Shuttle had finally been approved, a project projected to take 3500 trucks off inner west roads every day. MTAG campaigned heavily to have this project included in the Port of Melbourne lease agreement
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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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