Mr Ted Baillieu, Premier of Victoria: Build a truck bypass to get port trucks off residential streets.
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Mr Ted Baillieu

Mr Ted Baillieu, Premier of Victoria: Build a truck bypass to get port trucks off residential streets.

    1. Petition by

      MTAG-Maribyrnong Truck Action Group

The World Health Organisation has declared that diesel exhaust causes cancer.

The City Of Maribyrnong experiences over 20,000 trucks every day according to VicRoads, the vast majority of these trucks travel through narrow residential streets. The Victorian EPA has never recorded higher levels of diesel pollution on a residential street than on Francis Street in Yarraville.

Thousands of trucks pass our kindergartens, schools and community centres every day spewing out toxic diesel exhaust that our children breathe. Maribyrnong has the highest levels of hospital admissions for respiratory illness in the state.

The previous state government planned to build a truck bypass that would remove 1,000,000 trucks every year from our residential streets. Under the Baillieu government these plans have stalled.

It's not good enough, we need a truck bypass now!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Peter Mavric AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      Clean air for the kids,

    • Daniell Flood MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      fresh air and safer streets

    • Alex Simpson AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      The truck fumes are a health hazard to the people living close to the Docklands Highway. I have a 4 year old daughter with a pretty much permanent cough. Can't tie it down to the trucks but its not helping. The trucks are dangerous travelling through residential streets at high speed and should be funneled onto the freeway system as quickly as possible.

      • over 1 year ago

      Apart from the obvious health and wellbeing benefits to residents and visitors to the inner west, the logistics industry equally needs dedicated roads for efficiency purposes. This is no different to good urban planning methods applied in Europe which only emphasises how behind we are.

    • Elaine Bell AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      I feel the anguish the people of Maribyrnong would be experiencing with the danger imposed on this community from the over use of their roads through residential areas by these huge trucks, the noise, the pollution and of course the traffic hazzards brought on this otherwise peaceful community by the governments lack of concern in allowing these trucks using this area for their route instead of the government agreeing to allow a bypass that would remove all of the above concerns for the people living and working in the Maribyrnong area.


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