This area of our website provides information on which roads within the Tamworth Regional Council area, B-Double or Restricted Access Vehicles may use. Compliance in the use of our roads is managed by inspectors from the Mid North Weight of Loads Group, the Roads and Traffic Authority and NSW Police.
What are Restricted Access Vehicles
- B-Doubles (19 metre B-Doubles operating at full axle loads, i.e. 55.5 tonnes, 23 metre B-Doubles and 25/26 metre B-Doubles)
- 4.6 metre high vehicles
- Road Trains
Restricted Access Vehicles Routes (RAV) within Council area
See the Tamworth City B-Double Routes map forthe RAV routes through the city and the Northern Region map for routes across the Tamworth Regional Council area and northern NSW.
How RAV Routes are determined
Individual Councils are responsible for determining whether larger freight vehicles are suitable to operate on their local roads. Determination of a RAV route includes:
- assessment of the proposed route in the specific vehicle
- a community consultation process
- Council and RTA approval
Working with local heavy vehicle owners and operators, Council can:
- assist in linking towns, existing heavy transport routes and new industrial or commercial developments to enable the use of RAV’s
- assist in improving the economic development and commercial sustainability of the region
Weight of Loads Group
To ensure that Council’s roads are well maintained and that RAVs operate legally, Tamworth Regional Council has become a member of the Mid North Weight of Loads Group.
The Mid North Weight of Loads Group works in cooperation with the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority to protect and prolong the life of our roads by reducing the number of overloaded vehicles.
Although the Group issues fines for overloading, its major focus is on education, which will assist truck operators in making sure their loads are legal and are not causing damage to roads.
As part of the Group’s education program, inspectors offer truck weighing on request and give advice on proper loading to all types of heavy vehicles.
For more information on B-Double Routes please visit the RTA Information on Restricted Access Vehicles website.