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Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council wishes to advise road users, in particular heavy transport operators that South East Weight of Loads Group (SEWOLG), will be in our region during the first week of July monitoring heavy vehicles and ensuring they are compliant when operating on local roads within the LGA.

SEWOLG is the South Eastern division of the local government based Weight of Loads Groups that operate in New South Wales. Sixty councils are members of these Groups which are located in rural and coastal areas of the state.

SEWOLG liaise with Operators to assist with legislative compliance and work in conjunction with the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) to ensure that the provisions of the Roads Act 1993, the Road Transport (General) Act 2005 and their corresponding regulations are complied with.

The group patrol State, Regional and Local roads in the participating council areas to conduct random mass checks on heavy vehicles to ensure they operate within legislated mass limits.

Acting General Manager Mr Phil McMurray said the group were a vital part of ensuring compliance and regulations are adhered to within the region.

“The South East Weight of Loads Group mantra is education before enforcement and they wanted the community to know that they are going to be in the area to that effect,” Mr McMurray added.

For more information heavy vehicle operators can or contact Mark Ellis or Matt Stubbs at CGRC on 1300 459 689.