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Due process questioned by Mayor and Council, VicRoads Horsham Bypass plan

Horsham Rural City Council is also encountering problems with VicRoads. Horsham residents have not necessarily identified environmental problems associated with the Horsham Bypass, but the underlying issues involved in dealing with VicRoads seem to be a common complaint. Read what the Mayor had to say:

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Princes Highway between Traralgon and Rosedale

VicRoads has been cutting down thousands of large trees on the Princes Highway and nearby roads in Gippsland , citing “Safety.” Again, safety is important but it must be remembered that we share the planet with other species, and that we … Continue reading

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Grubb Rd, Ocean Grove is a VicRoads Rd and therefore vulnerable

From John Bowman, Ocean Grove resident. VicRoads owns the the roadside reserve and has drawings to eventually duplicate Grubb Road or build a bike track. In themselves these may not be bad things, but they shouldn’t be at the expense … Continue reading

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Community disapproval unable to protect trees, Princes Highway near Traralgon, 2 years ago

VicRoads said that many “locations between Traralgon and Longwarry in Gippsland involved the ‘complete removal’ of all trees within median strips between traffic lanes.” From Quotes from the article, now becoming all-too-familiar around Victoria. Something must be done to rein in VicRoads’ … Continue reading

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Vegetation removed without consultation, escarpment, Great Ocean Rd, Lorne

Letter from Graeme Wilkie. VicRoads has removed vegetation and placed netting over the rocks on the Great Ocean Road escarpment north of Lorne. Habitat value and amenity destroyed.  Surf Coast Times Thursday 16 July 2015. There are reports that a peregrine … Continue reading

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