The new Motor Vehicle Inspection Station in Hume is now open for business, replacing the old Dickson Motor Vehicle Inspection Station, which closed in May.
Local and national transport industry stakeholders joined the Minister for Regulatory Services, Gordon Ramsay, in putting their mark on a transport mural as part of the opening celebrations this week.
They viewed vehicle exhibits and inspection demonstrations, as well as participating in behind the scenes tours of facilities to further understand the work of mechanics and inspectors in keeping the roads safe.
“The diversity of those who attended the opening – from our Emergency Services and the Australian Federal Police, to disability modification vehicle engineers, and local and national heavy vehicle groups – shows the wide impact our services have to our community,” Mr Ramsay said.
“The community can feel justifiably proud that these facilities will meet Canberra’s needs well into the future.”
Located at 29 Couranga Crescent in Hume, the new inspection station has state of the art facilities making heavy vehicle inspections easier and faster and is capable of multiple bookings in different lanes, which was not possible at Dickson.
It will also support the inspection of larger combination vehicles without disconnecting each unit as was the case in Dickson.
All vehicle inspections must be booked in advance through Access Canberra on 13 22 81 and electronic payments only are accepted.
The collection of number plates after inspection or other transactions can only be done at Access Canberra Service Centres at other locations across Canberra.
For further information, visit www.act.gov.au/accessCBR