Mackay Re­gional Coun­cil’s pro­posed laws for truck own­ers


MACKAY Re­gional Coun­cil has moved to make it harder for truck own­ers to park their ve­hi­cles on their own pri­vate prop­erty, even large ru­ral blocks, a coali­tion of the truck­ing in­dus­try, Ag­Force and the Trans­port Work­ers’ Union claim.

Truck­ies were quick to show their dis­like of the pos­si­ble law.

Ann-Marie Hicks: The in­dus­try se­ri­ously needs to pro­mote truck­ies and what they pro­vide to the community and Aus­tralia. Too bad the com­pa­nies/owner op­er­a­tors couldn’t get to­gether and shut down for a cou­ple of days. Imag­ine the up roar from the pub­lic when there is no food, fuel, med­i­cal sup­plies.

Beg­gsy Beggs: If ev­ery truck op­er­a­tor writes to the coun­cil and tells them that they won’t vote for them at the next elec­tion the laws won’t be

passed. Busi­ness own­ers need to write in and tell the coun­cil that they will close down and how many jobs they will take with them.

Gen Lehner: We got ap­proached by lo­cal coun­cil about us bring­ing our trucks up our drive­way. We were told to ap­ply for per­mits which were a few grand then told oh by the way it can’t be seen from the road. We can park it in the road out the front for no longer than a hour I think it was. It’s a ab­so­lute joke but ap­par­ently any­thing over 4.5T is not al­lowed up ya own frig­gin drive­way!


CHANGES: Truck­ies are not happy with the new pro­posal.

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