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16th May 2022 from 11th now on TIK Tok too.

Goodaye all, I have a mate who calls me a media tart (or something like that depending on company at the time) and he has been in the media and music industry for years. So to keep up the good work, I put up my first TikTok video on my way to Darwin two weeks ago. Since then I have done two more and most comments have been good, a couple not so, but you can’t please all the people all the time. So if keen, check out “safetravelling” and let me know what you think.

Made a call to NT Dept of Infrastructure from Augathella on the way home from Darwin and I was very impressed when someone rang me back within 15 minutes. I have detailed some concerns, sent him some plans and details and will see where that goes. Had a phone hook up with Transport for NSW on some rest area work north of and hopefully eventually in Dubbo as well, there were four industry people invited and Tpt for NSW have listened to our concerns and made some changes to planning for each, but even more specifically the Tycannah Creek Rest Areas south of Moree. I was told of plans to “improve” these sites nearly 12 months ago, spent ages and many calls asking to see their plans and when finally got a copy, was not impressed.

I said that if they planned to remove any of the trees, we would have a big and public brawl. They have now changed their first plans to remove some of the trees, so I thank them for listening and hope this is a new and ongoing communication that will see us far more likely to have more input well before such things are done, because then it is too late to fix. The money is hard to come by and once built, you can’t fix it to work for us, no matter how good the original intent was.

Off to hook up a b-triple, then to Bourke to re-configure into an AB Triple and away north again. So only a short visit home and back into the frey. Till next week, Safe Travellling, Rod Hannifey.  

By truckright

An Australian truckie aiming to improve both how the road transport industry is seen and understood by the public and to improve road safety for all.

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