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Beautiful tree-lined road at Cathcart (near the Grampians) in VicRoads’ firing line.

35 – perhaps more – beautiful Redgums and Yellow Box trees at Cathcart on the Ararat- Hall’s Gap Rd are set to be cut out. The choice of trees to be destroyed seems random and illogical, and quite unnecessary. VicRoads … Continue reading

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“Roadside Hazards” (AKA trees) to be removed across Victoria in a VicRoads’ war on the environment.

Roadside trees like these south of Pootilla on the Ballarat -Daylesford road are set to be removed as part of the TAC-funded “Towards Zero” “safety” campaign. (The exact location is unclear). VicRoads is stepping up its campaign to remove what … Continue reading

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Roadside trees at Cathcart to be removed by VicRoads?

VicRoads seem intent on removing the character of beautiful country roads, these days preferring to refer to trees using the engineered term “roadside obstacles.” Between 35 and 100 roadside trees which are mainly Yellow and Red Gums are in the firing line along the scenic … Continue reading

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Duplication of the Princes Highway between Winchelsea and Colac

From Nicola Provan. The duplication of the Princes Highway in the section between Winchelsea and Colac  (38 km) involves the destruction of many kilometres of old roadside plantings, unless the public – no doubt up to now poorly informed, apart from … Continue reading

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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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