Clean air for the Inner West
We’re delivering on our commitment to improve air quality in the inner west through a $20 million package to modernise the truck fleet travelling through the area and seal roads causing dust pollution.
Modernising the truck fleet program
A new $15 million grants program will target truck operators who regularly travel through the inner west and provide them with a grant to remove their older, dirtier trucks off the road and encourage the transition to newer, more emission efficient trucks.
We will continue to collaborate with industry to customise the program and make sure it is meeting the objective to improve air quality.
Local road sealing program
We are also offering $5 million in grants to local Councils to seal local roads under council management and carrying traffic in or adjacent to industrial areas, reducing airborne dust pollution.
The Department of Transport and Planning continues to work with Hobsons Bay, Brimbank and Maribyrnong City Councils on establishing a list of potential local roads that most strongly meet the program’s criteria.
This commitment progresses two priority recommendations from the report prepared by the Inner West Air Quality Community Reference Group - Air Pollution in Melbourne's Inner West - taking direct action to reduce our community's exposure.
Clean air for the Inner West Information bulletin [PDF 775 Kb]