Vehicle Modification Regulations – Important Updates

March 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Vehicle Modification Regulations – Important Updates

Uncategorized

Following lengthy consultation, the updated guidelines from Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) for re-rating GVM for QLD’s in-service vehicles are now finalised. AAAA members have provided valuable input throughout the process and we expect that the updated LS 11 code and newly created LS 15 code will provide clear, sensible guidelines for industry that are workable and non-disruptive, whilst satisfying the need for safe modifications.

AAAA Members will also be aware that that we are currently in discussion with the NSW government regarding GVM upgrade approvals and evidence packs.  This is certainly causing disruption to our industry and we have met formally with NSW regulators and requested a prompt resolution to the current situation.  More discussions are planned over the next two weeks and we shall keep you informed of any outcomes, agreements and resolutions.

The AAAA GCM Technical Working Group have completed their work on a test protocol for GCM upgrades and work will now commence on convening a two-way dialogue on this important topic.  The discussions will commence with State Regulators in the first instance and we are seeking to present the protocol to a combined national meeting of regulators.  We would like to thank all of the GCM Technical Working Group participants and we look forward to an interesting and robust debate with state and national regulators and certifiers.

Both LS11 and LS15 codes will be effective from 1 March 2020. For more information please contact Lesley Yates – lyates@aaaa.com.au.