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Trucks in rural areas

Trucks and heavy vehicles are generally permitted to travel on local rural roads.

Council staff have no authority to deal with the behaviour of drivers on public roads. Reports of speeding and dangerous driving must be reported to the NSW Police.

Council is aware that an increase in heavy vehicle movements on local rural roads can raise concerns with local residents. Truck movements in rural areas are often associated with agricultural uses (eg. livestock movements) which are generally infrequent and do not cause significant concerns.

In other cases the increase can be more permanent (eg. quarry operations) or a more short term occurrence associated with development on rural properties. In both these instances Council may regulate the movement of heavy vehicles.

If you have concerns relating to any increase in truck movements in your neighbourhood these can be reported to Council’s by calling 6226 1477 or emailing Council@yass.nsw.go.au, which will enable Environmental Services staff to investigate and respond.

To assist Council staff in determining whether or not truck movements associated with a development activity are permitted a diary of truck movements should be kept detailing:

  • Registration numbers
  • Any contractor details on the truck
  • Date and time of day
  • Location
  • Address of the property the vehicles are travelling to

If the activity does not have approval or is in breach of the conditions of any approval, Council staff will use the above information to take appropriate enforcement action based on this information.

Please note that if this action proceeds to Court you would need to support your diary of events with a statutory declaration and be prepared to give evidence.

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