Mr BROCK (Frome) (14:45): My question is to the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure. Can the minister advise the house as to the progress of stage 2 of the Heavy Vehicle Inspection Scheme which was introduced in late 2017?
The Hon. S.K. KNOLL (Schubert—Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, Minister for Planning) (14:45): I would like to thank the member for Frome for the question and do note that heavy vehicle inspections are an important issue for his area. In fact, I did receive, admittedly only a few days ago, a letter from him in relation to the Nelshaby ag bureau, who have some questions about how this will affect on-farm machinery.
I am in the process of getting a detailed answer for the member, but what I would say in relation to where we are in the scheme is that tenders have been called for right across South Australia for proponents to undertake that inspection work, and we will have more to say as that process finalises. But in terms of how this will affect agricultural and on-farm machinery and associated vehicles for farmers and agricultural operators in his area, I will come back to him with a more detailed answer.
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Mr BROCK (Frome) (14:46): Supplementary question: minister, can you also please tell the house when the tenders will close and also if you could please advise the house, once the tenders are closed, what information and how will you relay that back to the people concerned in the regions?
The Hon. S.K. KNOLL (Schubert—Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government, Minister for Planning) (14:47): I will come back to the house with a detailed answer.