President’s column

The 2016 National Local Roads and Transport Congress is shaping up to be one of our most interesting and engaging congresses yet.

I'm pleased to note that we have just released details of a heavy vehicle manoeuvring demonstration as well as a tour of some of Toowoomba’s recent major infrastructure developments which will be held as part of the Congress.

The heavy vehicle demonstration will put higher productivity vehicles through their paces. It will showcase the superior productivity and safety benefits of modern innovative heavy vehicles and the difference they can make to the viability of local businesses and productivity. The demonstration will highlight the improved capabilities of vehicles certified through the Performance Based Standards scheme compared to traditional heavy vehicle combinations.

Congress delegates attending the demonstration will have the benefit of an insightful presentation and expert commentary, a dynamic display, and an inspection of the vehicles, providing a great opportunity for council representatives to discuss the heavy vehicle needs of their economies with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and the transport operators that use these vehicles.

The demonstration is being hosted by Toowoomba Regional Council in partnership with the NHVR, industry participants, the Local Government Association of Queensland and ALGA.

As well as the demonstration, delegates will be treated to a tour of some of Toowoomba’s recent major infrastructure developments. Toowoomba is currently experiencing an influx of major infrastructure developments following the construction of the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing and Inland Rail Project, and the development of the Toowoomba Enterprise Hub.

For more information or to register to the congress, please visit the congress website.


Mayor Troy Pickard

 ALGA President