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Trucks carrying livestock should be banned from Southbank’s main road because of safety and hygiene concerns, a Melbourne councillor has said.
Dozens of trucks laden with cattle or sheep regularly use City Rd every week because the vehicles are banned from using the Domain and Burnley tunnels.
But Cr Nick Reece said Southbank was a busy business, residential and tourist centre so animal-laden heavy vehicles, including B-doubles, were not suitable.
Heavy vehicles transporting livestock along City Rd. Picture: Andrew Henshaw
Melbourne Councillor Nick Reece.
“What would a tourist to Melbourne think if cattle effluent spilled on them as they walked along City Road?’’ he told a Yarra River Business Association lunch.
“Anyone who lives or works in Southbank knows, the smell, the noise, the manure and effluent on the road from cattle trucks, it’s a terrible advertisement for Melbourne.
“Some people might say, this is just inner-city folk not wanting to see where their dinner comes from.’’
But he said it was a genuine problem for Australian’s mostly densely populated suburb.
Southbank Residents Association president Tony Penna said the issue was a concern for people living in the area.
“We certainly endorse Cr Reece’s sentiments and would dearly love to one day see a solution,’’ Mr Penna said.
Placarded loads — trucks carrying dangerous liquids such as petrol — were also unacceptable, he said.
But Peter Anderson of the Victorian Transport Association described Cr Reece’s comments as the council’s “latest thought bubble’’ to restrict heavy vehicle movements
“This time banning trucks transporting livestock on City Rd — is a further example of their insular approach to transport and the safe and efficient movement of goods around and through our city.’’
This article first appeared on www.heraldsun.com.au
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