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Alarming new traffic pollution data in Yarraville

Alarming new traffic pollution data in Yarraville

New pollution data in Yarraville shows 39 days of breaches of objectives designed to protect human health. The findings provide clear evidence of the pollution impacts of trucks on local communities in the inner west. These levels of pollution have alarming health...

Inquiry into Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Victoria

Inquiry into Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Victoria

Submissions to the Government's Inquiry into Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Victoria have been extended until the 23rd April 2021.  Rumour has it that this is due to a low number of submissions.  We need to fix this!! Please email through a submission to show the...

2020 Maribyrnong City Council Candidates

2020 Maribyrnong City Council Candidates

Local elections, does it really matter in regard to the truck issue? MTAG appreciates that the biggest responsibility for dealing with our truck issue rests with the Victorian Government and not local council. However, with that said, local government still has a big...

MTAG questions for 2020 Maribyrnong City Council candidates

MTAG questions for 2020 Maribyrnong City Council candidates

MTAG is preparing a guide for the upcoming 2020 Maribyrnong City Council elections to assist our supporters in identifying which candidates are more likely to help address the truck and air pollution issues in the City of Maribyrnong. We have asked all candidates who...

Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group – Report Launch

Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group – Report Launch

The Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group (IWAQCRG), of which MTAG is a member, today launched their report - Air Pollution in Melbourne’s Inner West – Taking direct action to reduce our community’s exposure.  This Report is the most comprehensive report to...

Statement on MTAG’s withdrawal from the Smart Freight Partnership

Statement on MTAG’s withdrawal from the Smart Freight Partnership

We regret to announce that MTAG has withdrawn from the Smart Freight Partnership – Inner West (SFPIW). The SFPIW was developed over an 18 month period between MTAG and the VTA (Victorian Transport Association).  The initiative aimed to lessen the impact of trucks on...

Statement regarding the Smart Freight Partnership – Inner West

Statement regarding the Smart Freight Partnership – Inner West

Statement regarding Government’s Smart Freight Partnership – Inner West announcement and lack of curfews on Buckley Street and Williamstown Road On 10 July 2019, the State Government announced the Smart Freight Partnership - Inner West.  This evolved from the...

2018 Victorian State Election – truck policy overview

2018 Victorian State Election – truck policy overview

Victorian State Election – where do parties stand on the truck issue? With a state election around the corner, it’s time to find out just what the major parties are saying about the truck issue in the inner west.It's inevitable that port trucks in Melbourne's inner...

Maribyrnong Cleaner Freight Initiative

Maribyrnong Cleaner Freight Initiative

VTA CEO Peter Anderson with MTAG secretary Martin Wurt in front of a Euro V truck operated by FBT Transwest. Maribyrnong Cleaner Freight Initiative Traditional adversaries MTAG and the VTA (Victorian Transport Association) have come together to announce a...