Trailer parking banned on Foreshore Rd


Container trailers will be banned from parking on the side of Foreshore Road outside Port Botany

Container trailers will be banned from parking on the side of Foreshore Road outside Port Botany.

Sydney Ports Corporation has decided on a six-month trial ban on parking trailers from next month, along with reducing the speed limit along Foreshore Road from 90km/h to 80km/h.

The Corporation brought together a group of stakeholders to review traffic issues on the route.

The group, made up of representatives from the Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA), Police, local MPs and councils, the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) and trailer hire company Skel Hire, agreed that trailer parking should be discouraged on Foreshore Road.

Sydney Ports will now commence a 3-week campaign to notify the truck and trailer hire industry of the ban and reduced speed limits.

Trailer owners will be issued with warnings for the first two weeks after the changes are introduced.

Ports Minister Joe Tripodi, who has backed the plan, says trailer parking and truck speeding are community concerns.

"The point of the ban is to improve amenity and safety," he says.

"We are committed to working with port stakeholders and the community to minimise impacts of the operations on the wider area."

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