Tag Archives: VicRoads

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: … Continue reading

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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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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 http://www.latrobevalleyexpress.com.au/story/219410/roadside-hazards-cut/ 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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Western Highway duplication: WHAM calls for new EES

This article is from the Ararat Advertiser, journalist: Ben Kimber. 11 August 2015. There is a poll attached to the article about whether a new EES should be required. Please check it and vote Yes. Western Highway duplication: WHAM calls … Continue reading

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Protecting our roadside treasures

This website will be the on-line home of the statewide network which is working to protect remnant vegetation along our roads and highways in Victoria. Areas of high conservation vegetation are being destroyed by VicRoads, the government authority responsible for … Continue reading

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