Ljiljanna Ravlich

Ljiljanna Ravlich

Minister for Local Government; Racing and Gaming; Multicultural Interests and Citizenship; Government Enterprises; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure; Goldfields-Esperance; Youth

    Midland joins vehicle examination booking system trial

    15/10/2007 12:32 PM
     
    15/10/07

    The Department for Planning and Infrastructure’s licensing business has expanded its vehicle examination booking system trial for metropolitan vehicle examinations.

    From today, customers will be able to book vehicle examinations at the Department’s Midland Vehicle Examination Centre.

    Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Ljiljanna Ravlich, said Midland would join the Warwick and Kelmscott vehicle examination centres where the system had been in operation since April.

    “The booking system has been working well at Warwick and Kelmscott, reducing delays for our vehicle examination customers and limiting vehicle queuing,” Ms Ravlich said.

    “So far, more than 13,000 vehicles have been inspected through the trial.

    “We now want to test the booking system’s capacity to manage a wider range of vehicle examinations.”

    The Minister said the booking system allowed customers to make an appointment to have their vehicle examined through the hotline 1300 782 713, which connected directly to a booking co-ordinator at the nearest DPI vehicle examination centre.

    The East Perth Vehicle Examination Centre was expected to join the trial next month.

    “On the completion of the trial at the end of the year, the booking system will be reviewed for possible extension and implementation at O’Connor and Welshpool vehicle examination centres,” Ms Ravlich said.

    “In the meantime, Welshpool and O’Connor will continue to operate on a first-come, first-served basis.”

    The booking system trial is running simultaneously with a trial of vehicle inspections conducted by private-sector partners including RAC Auto Services, Seaview Ford, Master Mechanical Services and Major Motors.

    Both trials have been introduced under the four-year $73.8million reform program being delivered by the Department for Planning and Infrastructure’s licensing business.

    For more information visit http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/licensing

    Minister's office - 9213 6800