Nearly 300 trucks checked in Badgerys Creek blitz


Trucks carting soil and waste around the airport site targeted

Nearly 300 trucks checked in Badgerys Creek blitz
NSW Police image from the operation

 

A New South Wales Police blitz has intercepted hundreds of vehicles around the Badgerys Creek airport site.

Officers from Traffic Task Force ran Operation Convoy with the assistance of South West and North West Highway Patrol officers.

The operation targeted heavy vehicles moving soil and waste around the Western Sydney airport development area.

The two-day operation ran on November 30 and December 1, with 292 heavy vehicles stopped.


How soil/aggregate sectors remain the target of authorities, here


NSW Police reports the findings included:

  • 277 were drug tested with 10 positive results
  • Officers charged drivers with 24 offences around fatigue management issues and licence offences
  • A further 67 penalty notices were issued.

Despite the rogue element, NSW Police appears content with the results.

"Officers would like to thank the vast majority of heavy vehicle drivers who do the right thing on the road and will continue to monitor the movement of heavy vehicles around the Badgerys Creek area," a short statement online reads.

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