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Question Without Notice No. 1268 asked in the Legislative Council on 29 November 2018 by Hon Robin Scott

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 29 November 2018

MAIN ROADS — RESTRICTED ACCESS VEHICLE NETWORKS

1268. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

(1) Is Main Roads Western Australia planning to remove the ability of local governments to issue letters of approval under the accredited mass management scheme?

(2) Has MRWA written to the Western Australian Local Government Association and to councils within the Mining and Pastoral Region on the subject of proposed changes to CA07 conditions for heavy vehicle operators; and will the minister table that correspondence?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Currently, some local governments have requested a permit condition—CA07—that requires the transport operator to have a letter of agreement for operating restricted access vehicles on some local roads. In some cases this condition has been used inappropriately to obtain a road maintenance contribution from the transport operator, and as such Main Roads intends to withdraw the CA07 condition.

(2) Main Roads is currently working with the Western Australian Local Government Association and key stakeholders to identify other potential mechanisms that will provide suitable outcomes for local governments.