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The Western Distributor Design Update

September 20, 2015 2 Comments

Transurban have released an updated design for the Western Distributor.The new design includes moving the Southern portal from the Westgate Freeway to land behind Francis and Hyde Street, with an off-ramp on to Hyde Street for trucks carrying dangerous goods such as petro-chemical tankers.  MTAG supports, in principle, the option for placarded loads to directly
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Freight on Rail – Sign the Petition

September 6, 2015

  The group Public Transport Not Traffic have put together a petition calling on Daniel Andrews to support Metropolitan Freight on Rail.$58 million dollars is all it would cost to upgrade the rail terminal at Swanson Dock. This money has been fully budgeted for and yet the project has stalled. It’s a no brainer –
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Trucks & the Inner West Community Information Sessions

August 4, 2015

VicRoads, in partnership with Maribyrnong City Council, Department of Health and Human Services, and EPA Victoria, invite the community to attend an information session to hear about the recent truck count results and the effectiveness of the additional curfews on Somerville Road and Moore Street. Attendees can also receive an update on stage 1 of the
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VicRoads release 2015 truck counts.

July 19, 2015

VicRoads have released their latest truck counts and launched a campaign to encourage trucks to use the freeway system at night. The good news is that Somerville Road truck traffic has decreased significantly since the new school crossing time curfew was introduced.   There has been a 76% drop in truck traffic during school crossing times,
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Western Distributor Community Meeting

June 26, 2015

On June 16th Samantha McArthur and Martin Wurt of MTAG spoke at a Western Distributor community meeting along with Public Transport Not Traffic and Colleen Hartland, MP.It was a great night of discussion and debate around road infrastructure, public transport, congestion and of course removing trucks off residential streets in the inner west. We all agreed
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Western Distributor Community Meeting

June 3, 2015

  Greens MP Colleen Hartland is hosting Western Distributor, What Does it Mean For You, a community forum to discuss the proposed road.MTAG will be speaking, along with Colleen Hartland MP and Public Transport Not Traffic.  The Labor Government, including Luke Donnellan, Minister for Roads have been invited. Tuesday June 16th, 7pm – 8.30pm. VU Metrowest,
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Transurban announces alternative proposal to the Andrews Government’s West Gate Distributor

May 4, 2015

Transurban announces proposal to build the Western Distributor Tollway. In a surprise announcement Transurban, toll road operator and owner of Citylink, has released a proposal to build a massive $5billion tollway to connect the West Gate Freeway with the City Link tollway.The proposed tollway would replace the Andrews Government’s West Gate Distributor project which they
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Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre highlights cancer risk from trucks in the City of Maribyrnong

May 2, 2015

Australia’s leading cancer treatment, research and education institute, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, has highlighted diesel pollution and particularly truck numbers in the City of Maribyrnong as a major health concern in a government submission. The submission, titled ‘Clean air. Less cancer’ is a response to a government discussion paper on a proposed National Clean
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