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New Tassie rest area site for truckies revealed

A liberal sprinkling of investigation has enabled Spy to reveal that the location of the new state of the art heavy vehicle rest area in Tasmania will be at Howth.

It’s commonly known as Sulphur Creek Weighbridge between Penguin and Burnie westbound and utilises the existing roundabout on the four lane Bass Highway.

Good news for drivers is that it will include a toilet.

This is the result of achievements by the Tasmanian Rest Area Group, with more locations to come.

Members of the public were advised they could make a complaint against the rest area in an advertisement by Ulverstone (Central Coast) Council and this was brought to the attention of Spy.

There were also signs on site for 14 days for people to make a submission or complaint by June 30.

I am told the local council meets monthly and any submissions would be discussed by early August.

This site was obviously chosen as the roundabout allows access from either direction, with easy access back into traffic already in place.

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