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Temporary reprieve for ancient Djab Wurrung trees

The ancient trees on Djab Wurrung land near Ararat have been spared from bulldozers temporarily, with Victoria’s roads authority agreeing to delay major works until mediation with traditional owners next week.

The upgrade of the Western Highway between Ballarat and Stawell has been under way since 2013, but the 12.5-kilometre section between Buangor and Ararat has been bitterly fought by Indigenous people and environmental activists.

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