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Middleton Freight Route Rejected by Council


A win for Middleton residents with the blocking of a proposal for freight access through the town.

A plan was put forward to council on Monday 20 May to upgrade an intersection for Airport Road and Flagstaff Hill Road that would allow trucks to drive stock directly from Cape Jervis to Murray Bridge.

However community opposition to the plan has been loud. Many residents have expressed concern at community meetings about the traffic and noise pollution.

A large group of residents packed out the gallery on Monday and erupted in loud applause when the two motions against the plan were carried unanimously by council.

Image: Wikicommons, John Hewat from Canberra Australia