Council-run committee to shut down


Truck regulation committee Centroc Weight of Loads in New South Wales will cease operations in June

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | February 15, 2013

Truck regulation committee Centroc Weight of Loads in New South Wales will cease operations in June.

Lack of resources and training of inspectors is the reason behind the group’s decision to shut it down, its chair and Wellington Mayor Rod Buhr says.

The group is made up of nine central NSW councils, of which three voted to disband the group. It was established in 1996 and acts independently of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS).

"It’s a State Government responsibility and not a council responsibility because we have to concentrate on our core business which is roads, footpaths, rubbish collection, sewerage and water," Buhr says.

"We are struggling to do that and a lot of councils in NSW are struggling to just do that and all these added responsibilities are something we no longer can support."

There are two full-time and two-part time officers currently working for the committee, whose primary objective was enforcing heavy vehicle load limits.

Buhr says the committee had no direct link with the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), nor did it share intelligence or resources with the department.

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