Coolgardie plans mine vehicle levy

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The Shire of Coolgardie is looking to a levy on mining haul trucks to deal with increased traffic volumes on its roads.

Coolgardie claims that over the last two years mining transport levels have jumped, taking a toll on the area’s roadways, the ABC reports.

According to Shire head Malcolm Cullen, money raised would go towards road maintenance.

"What we are looking at is a policy that we can get together and work with the mining companies, that are particularly engaged in our area, to try and get a policy together where we can upgrade our infrastructure to be able to cater for this in the future years," he said.
 

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