TFNSW - CHMC MATTERS
The Council of Heritage Motor Clubs represents its member Clubs in matters concerning the preservation and operation of heritage vehicles to State and Commonwealth departments. Since its formation in 1970 Council has worked closely with the relevant NSW roads and transport authorities. Council has been significantly involved in the changes from the old Club Plate scheme to the Historic Vehicle Scheme [HVS], in the Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS), and in the forthcoming Log Book system reforms. CHMC regularly provides submissions to TFNSW reflecting the majority viewpoint of member Clubs on such matters as vehicle registration and vehicle safety and CHMC is an active member of the TFNSW's Historic and Classic Car Industry Working Group and the Vehicle Standards Working Group.
SUCCESSFUL HVS & CVS FORUM - SEPTEMBER 2022
A fully booked-out event with Club representatives coming from CHMC clubs in the Illawarra, Northern Rivers, Central Coast, Hunter, New England, Central West and Sydney. Council was delighted to have Matt Cafe, TFNSW Manager Partnerships, and Steve Richards, NSW Police, discuss conditional registration matters and developments, and answer delegates questions, along with Council's own Liaison Officer to TFNSW, Peter Wright. Lots of valuable and accurate information was shared, and some of the furphies, that unfortunately circulate in the wider hobby, were crushed. The CHMC (Bush Council) enjoys a cordial and long standing relationship with TfNSW and NSW Police and we were pleased that the representatives from TfNSW and the NSW Police were our very well received guests at the Forum. Informative and accurate notes from the Forum have been circulated to all CHMC Clubs' Secretaries for distribution to their members. Notes from the Forum can be downloaded below
CHMC to clubs - HVS and CVS Notes from Ourimbah Forum Sept 15 2022.pdf
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RMS LOG BOOK WORKSHOP - DECEMBER 3RD 2019
As Council advised in the November 2019 “Dinkum Oil” the RMS intended to consult with stakeholders about further development of the Log Book.
The RMS workshop involved a group representing the CHMC (aka the Bush Council), the ACMC (CMC, SMA, Hot Rods, etc.) and major historic motorcycle clubs. CHMC was represented by its President, Ray Ives, Committee member, Jenny Fawbert, and Club nominee, Michael Jones. Senior RMS staff from several departments – Compliance, Policy, Service NSW, Business Analysis, Technical, Resolution, Stakeholder Engagement and IT were involved.
The day was spent working through what doesn’t work, what could work, and what may be possible in the future with digital technologies for our Log Books. However, it was made clear by all from the hobby sectors that the Log Book could not yet be a totally digitally based system, a hard copy option was necessary.
Clearly the format of the current Log Book, i.e. a piece of paper, was the reform most significant to us, the users at the workshop, and this it seems is a priority at RMS. Re-designing the format so that it both captures the required information about vehicle use for the RMS, Police and insurers, and provides users with conditions of use in a way that works best for both those in the hobby and the RMS was much discussed.
Following the workshop the RMS conducted similar meetings with representatives from the Police, the insurers and Service NSW. The new format Log Book was adirect result of the workshop.
HISTORIC AND CLASSIC VEHICLE LOG BOOKS - OCTOBER 2019
RMS conducted a review of the Log Book Trial earlier this year in which CHMC, as the stakeholder representative for its Affiliated Clubs throughout NSW, played a significant role. The CHMC Committee provided the RMS and the Review contractor, KPMG, with data and guidance, and significantly our Affiliated Clubs were very well represented by their delegates at the Focus Groups which RMS and KPMG ran in July. CHMC clubs also participated in the related online survey.It was clear from the Focus Groups and CHMC’s own polling of its clubs that there was strong support for the Log Books to be made permanent. There were however a number of critical operational and policy issues that respondents raised and these have been taken on board by RMS and Council has been by advised RMS that these will be addressed over the next 12 months, developing both integrity of and compliance to the Log Books, as well as improving customer experience.
HVS & CVS LOG BOOKS FROM 1 OCTOBER 2019, THE HISTORIC AND CLASSIC VEHICLE LOG BOOKS WILL BE A PERMANENT FEATURE OF THE HISTORIC AND CLASSIC VEHICLE SCHEMES.
Minister’s Media Release 2/10/19 Historic and classic car enthusiasts will have more opportunities to hit the road outside club events thanks to the Liberal & Nationals Government making log books a permanent feature this week.Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said 50,000 cars had participated in the log book scheme during its trial period.“We know owners of these cars want to be able to take them out for a spin and share their love of these cars with others - that’s why we’ve made it easier for them to keep track of how often they drive them,” Mr Toole said.“Under this scheme, historic and classic car owners can drive their vehicles for up to 60 days each year outside of club organised events.”
Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said Transport for NSW would deliver phased improvements to the log book scheme over the next 12 months.“We are looking at ways to ensure compliance of the conditional registration and to support motorists by ensuring they have a say in the log book format,” Mr Constance said. “Drivers will need to continue to record the vehicle’s use in the log book and be a member of a Transport for NSW recognised classic or historic vehicle club or approved organisation to use the log book.”
August 16th 2019. The LATEST ISSUE of CHMC's Bulletin - DINKUM OIL - was distributed to all Affiliated clubs two weeks ago - your club Secretary should have it to hand. The July issue covered the recent RMS Log Book Review. If you missed it at your club you can read it here on our Publications page - Dinkum Oil