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New Truck Curfews Come Into Force Across Inner West

29 January 2015

The Andrews Labor Government is working hard to reduce truck traffic in the inner west, by introducing new curfews.

To coincide with the first day of the Victorian school term, VicRoads Transport Safety Services Officers will begin enforcing the expanded truck curfew times along Somerville Rd, Yarraville and Moore St, Footscray.

Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, joined Member for Williamstown, Wade Noonan, and Member for Footscray, Marsha Thomson, on Somerville Road to announce the commencement of the new curfews.

The curfews aim to strike a balance for the local community and local truck operators by addressing concerns about safety, noise and air quality. The decision to expand existing truck curfews was made after extensive community and industry consultation.

Trucks will no longer be able to use Somerville Rd, Yarraville, during peak school hours from 8am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 4pm from Monday to Friday on school days. For more information on the curfew boundaries and exemption area, visit vicroads.vic.gov.auExternal Link .

An additional night curfew will also restrict trucks from using Moore St, Footscray, between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday, and from 1pm Saturday until 6am Monday. Truck operators caught ignoring curfew times can be fined $148 on the spot.

The Labor Government is also delivering on its commitment to build the West Gate Distributor with Expressions of Interest for Stage One now open.

The West Gate Distributor will redirect thousands of trucks each day away from local streets.

Quotes Attributable to the Minister for Road Safety, Luke Donnellan

“The Liberals dumped this project and refused to do anything about truck traffic in the inner west.”

“We will keep monitoring truck and traffic volumes in the area, because the peace, quiet and safety of these streets matter.”

Quotes Attributable to the Member for Williamstown, Wade Noonan

“We’re keeping our word and working hard to reduce truck traffic on local streets.”

Quotes Attributable to the Member for Footscray, Marsha Thomson

“At last the residents in Moore Street should get some relief with 400 less trucks in Moore Street every night”.

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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