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Monumental government muck up

LIVESTOCK and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria (LRTAV) are absolutely furious that they were not consulted or considered during the planning phase of the West Gate Tunnel Project.

Consequently, while the Victorian Government taut the benefits of removing around 9000 trucks from residential streets surrounding the Port of Melbourne, livestock transports will be unable to access the new route due to height restrictions.
The height of a B-double transport is 4.6 metres high.
When questioned about the use of the tunnel by the LRTAV on behalf of livestock transporters, they were told that to access the tunnel the trucks would need to be tarped or the top deck had to remain empty in order to safely traverse the tunnel, to stop animals hitting the tunnel signage.

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