Concerns about truck stop

A ratepayer has expressed concerned about the Trangie Truck Stop, which is about to be upgraded by the Council. 

Linda George said several issues have arisen with the proposed site including health concerns and noise pollution.

“The plan submitted with the DA (development application) places heavy vehicles in close proximity to residences where the could be potential health problems (such as airborne disease and smell from stock trucks),” she said to The Narromine News and Trangie Advocate.

“Also noise pollution from refrigerated trucks left running while in park for an extended period of time.”

There would be heavy vehicles in close proximity to residences. There could be potential problems,

Linda George.

Ms George is also concerned about safety issues of a semi-trailer or B-Double truck going down the main street. 

General manager of the Narromine Shire Jane Redden said the council is only sealing an area already used by trucks to park. 

“The matter was brought to the attention of both the council and the local Traffic Committee by a local resident,” she said. 

“It was through the Committee that a funding opportunity arose that would enable [the] council to seal the area at no cost. 

“The funding is jointly through the federal and state governments with the project including sealing the area, installation of amenities block, installation of lighting and landscaping.” 

Ms George also expressed concern about the lack of consultation with the community. 

“When [the] council submitted the development application, council did not put the DA up for public display and comment,” she said.

Mrs Redden explained that its not necessary for the council to display a decision such as this.

“There is nothing in the Narromine [Local Environmental Plan] or [Development Control Plan] which requires a heavy vehicle rest area to be notified or advertised,” she said.