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Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull on Friday, with Chief Regional Roads Officer, RRV Regional Director and local Project Manager.

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Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull on Friday, with Chief Regional Roads Officer, RRV Regional Director and local Project Manager.

Agreement reached between indigenous representatives & developers

Mediation in the federal court of Australia between the Djab Wurrung group and developers has being going on in the background for the past few weeks with major works set to recommence in the next couple of weeks after confidential negotiations between the two came to a positive end.

The Djab Wurrung group believed sacred birthing trees were in the path of the construction site of the remaining section of the Western Highway Duplication at Buangor near Ararat.

Over the past few months the camp has grown from 10 to 20 people to hundreds in the past month, with protests moving to Victorian Parliaments Spring street premises.

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Minister for Roads Jacinta Allen said today that works will re begin again in coming weeks after an agreement was reached between all parties over a 3 kilometer section where sacred indigenous trees are.

Whilst there is still another hearing to go in the federal court next month on the remaining section and alignment of the project - Minister Allen says the federal ministers decision under the federal cultural heritage management act is what is next to be challenged".

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