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NSW Government installing more freight monitoring cameras

The New South Wales Government is continuing to install machine learning traffic cameras which use world-first camera technology across the state.

A Transport for NSW trial will use new counting and classifying cameras to better understand freight movements to help reduce congestion, improve road safety outcomes and encourage more efficient deliveries.

The new technology is seen as another tool that can be used to help manage increasing freight volumes, which are expected to increase across NSW by 28 per cent by 2036 over a 2018 baseline.

The new cameras will be installed at the following locations:

Golden Highway/Denman Road, Denman
Barrier Highway, Nyngan
Bourke Road/Kidman Way, Cobar

High-definition pictures of heavy vehicles will be taken by the cameras which are then classified into the type of vehicle in transit and the type of cargo being transported.

According to the NSW Government, the cameras are not used for enforcement or monitoring people or private vehicles.

“This heavy vehicle traffic information will enable Transport for NSW to better understand freight movements with the aim of assisting long-term planning for the movement of goods in NSW,” a Transport for NSW spokesperson said.

In other news, Aussie Hay Runners is heading back to the Inverell local government area (LGA) in New South Wales to provide follow-up relief for farmers after last year’s bushfires.

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