Western Highway stalemate: Traditional Owners want 'dialogue'

Ben Fraser
By Ben Fraser
Updated April 14 2021 - 1:40pm, first published October 8 2020 - 2:20am
Stalemate: Traditional Owners at the Djab Wurrung Embassy, near Ararat, want to resume negotiations with the Victorian Government over the Western Highway. Members clashed with police and workers following the felling of several nearby trees. Picture: PETER PICKERING

Traditional owners and protestors from the Djab Wurrung Embassy have clashed with police and workers outside of Ararat this week, following the felling of trees for the $157 million Western Highway duplication project.

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Ben Fraser

Ben is the Editor with the Wimmera Mail-Times, Stawell Times-News and Ararat Advertiser. Ben is the former chief of staff at the Portland Observer, a qualified teacher, and an Leadership Great South Coast alumni (2019).