Queensland Transport officers inspected Fraser Island-bound vehicles at Rainbow Beach yesterday.
Queensland Transport officers inspected Fraser Island-bound vehicles at Rainbow Beach yesterday. GYMPIE TIMES

4WD blitz and confusion continues

THE GOVERNMENT blitz on Fraser Island 4WD vehicles continued yesterday at Rainbow Beach after three days here of intense scrutiny.

“We welcome Queensland Transport’s latest round of safety inspections,” Fraser Coast 4WD Hire Association president Dave Robertson said yesterday.

“We are now, however, more than ever hopeful of our proposed tag-along island tours being permitted to have up to 10 seats per vehicle.

“But we are confused.

“Our industry supports the Transport Minister, Rachel Nolan, in that stand-alone hire vehicles can have only forward-facing eight seats.”

Mr Robertson said he was now waiting for clarification on what exactly the minister was proposing for the much-needed guided tag-along tours.

“The department’s latest fact sheet says tag-long tours permits and conditions are the responsibility of the Department of Environment and Resource Management.

“We’re once again confused by this juggling of the issues between two government departments.”



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