Update Wednesday 11am:
AFTER a day full of action on Tuesday, things are much quieter at the Western Highway duplication protest site in Buangor on Wednesday morning.
About 15 activists were at the site at 10am on Wednesday morning, with no police presence at the scene at the time.
Zallanach said despite no police at the site early on Wednesday, he hopes to see more numbers at the site throughout the day.
"We will do our due diligence - I have made a call out for the troops to return again today in case anything does happen," he said.
"Our lawyer has been busy working on the section 9 and 18 proposals which would give us some peace of mind.
"We need to see something on paper before we can have a little ceremony and know nothing will be done here."
Zellanach said he and other activists enjoyed last night following a long day of protest.
"Yesterday was a little win, the flood of emotions for all the brothers and sisters when the police withdrew was special yesterday," he said.
What happened yesterday:
- Police arrived at one of the three campsites along the proposed Buangor to Ararat Western Highway duplication early Tuesday morning after Major Roads Victoria were expected to start work.
- In response activists set up tree sits and a frontline of people to bar entry to Major Roads Victoria machinery. At about midday machinery could be heard nearby.
- Elder Aunty Sandra Onus told police that traditional custodians had not given their consent for machinery to enter the land.
- At 2.20pm Victoria Police told Elder Aunty Sandra Onus that they will leave the site for the day.
- Major Roads Victoria issued a statement at 7pm that said 'safety is our number one priority as we get back to work on the Western Highway project.'
- The state government had previously declared that two of the birthing trees will be protected, but activists said that there were many more sacred sites that were being overlooked.
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