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Grab a Free Curfew Sign!

Grab a Free Curfew Sign!

MTAG has had a bunch of signs printed that you can put on your fence or in your window to send a clear message to government - Enforce Truck Curfews Now! MTAG will be at two locations this Saturday 4 May where you can pick up your free sign. 1. Outside Blackwood...

MTAG President Martin Wurt – Maribyrnong Citizen of the Year

MTAG President Martin Wurt – Maribyrnong Citizen of the Year

We are very proud to announce that MTAG President Martin Wurt has been named the City of Maribyrnong’s Citizen of the Year. Martin has been campaigning to get trucks off Maribyrnong’s residential streets for almost 25 years.  He has been an active MTAG committee...

Francis St pedestrian crossing – a death trap

Francis St pedestrian crossing – a death trap

The pedestrian crossing at the corner of Francis and Ballarat Streets saw two serious accidents involving trucks in 2023. In July, Jason was seriously injured when a truck hit the overhead traffic light and it came crashing down on his head. He spent weeks in hospital...

The Grattan truck plan: practical policies for cleaner freight

The Grattan truck plan: practical policies for cleaner freight

In August 2022 the Grattan Institute released an excellent report titled 'The Grattan truck plan: practical policies for cleaner freight'.  The report warns that pollution from trucks kill more than 400 Australians a year and contribute to diseases such as lung...

Air Pollution Crisis in the News

Air Pollution Crisis in the News

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...

2022 Victorian State Election – a truck action perspective

2022 Victorian State Election – a truck action perspective

It is almost State election time here in Victoria. To help you make an informed vote MTAG has contacted candidates who are running in the inner west to see what they are promising in regard to the truck issue. As any resident or visitor to the City of Maribyrnong...

Public Question Time at Maribyrnong City Council

Public Question Time at Maribyrnong City Council

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...

Appointment of an Air Quality Advocacy Officer canned by Council

Appointment of an Air Quality Advocacy Officer canned by Council

MTAG recently made a submission and presentation to Maribynong councillors as part of the 2022-23 budget process to call for Council to appoint an Air Quality Advocacy and Action Executive Officer. A role like this does not currently exist within the organisation....

New initiatives announced

New initiatives announced

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...