Load Limit Changes

A number of streets around Launceston have load (or weight) limits prohibiting access by vehicles over a specified weight. The main purpose of these limits is to prevent damage to the street infrastructure by heavy vehicles.

The following changes to load limits will be enforced from May 1, 2017.   

Road Existing Tonne Limit Proposed Tonne Limit Reason for change 
Meredith Crescent  None 10  To replace existing confusing signs 
Eastbourne Street None 10  To replace existing confusing signs 
Crop Street  None 10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Effingham Street  None 10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Legana Street None  10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Curena Street None 10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Powena Street None 10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Belle Vue Avenue  None 10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Karla Place  None 10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Mulgrave Street (south of Melbourne Street)  None 10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Vernon Street (east of Leslie Street)  None  10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Gee Street  None 10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Garden Grove  None 10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Chungon Crescent None 10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Leonard Street  None 10 To replace existing confusing signs 
Lawrence Vale Road  15 10 Consistent Limits
Helen Street  10 None Not required 
Rocher Street  7 None Not required

 

Generally the Launceston urban load limit will be 10 tonne for consistency but a number of vehicle types will be exempt from this, by permit. This includes buses and garbage collection vehicles.

If you require access for your business or a development at your property exemptions can be issued to allow access to load-limited streets. If you do not already have exemptions for your heavy vehicles to operate on the streets listed above, or on other load limited roads in Launceston, please call Uriel Walters on 6323 3019 for assistance. 

If you have any questions about these changes please contact Nigel Coates.