NSW to remove ‘non-sensical’ ag machinery limitations

Grain Central, December 15, 2016

The NSW Government will remove distance limitations on conditional registrations for agricultural machinery.

NSW Farmers spokesperson Peter Wilson, said association had called for the move earlier this year, and NSW Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Duncan Gay, promised to resolve the issue when he spoke at NSW Farmers’ Annual Conference in July.


“The restrictions that were being placed on the movement of agricultural machinery were frankly nonsensical, so it’s pleasing that the NSW Government has fixed this,” Mr Wilson said.

“There is plenty of work to be done – the regulation of road access is one of the greatest impediments on farm businesses in NSW.

“We have been seeking engagement on a proposal to improve road access regulations for oversize agricultural vehicles.

We hope that Roads and Maritime Services will heed that call.

“Farmers need regulation that allows them to get on with doing their business safely and efficiently. They don’t need arbitrary regulations that add to the cost of doing business.”

Source: NSW Farmers


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