January, 2015

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QHMC Bulletin 1-2015 – SIVS Registration Scheme

Early 2014, the QHMC and other groups that comprise the Motoring Organisation and Car Club group (and regularly meet with the Department of Transport and Main Roads), discussed the matter of changes to the SIVS scheme and the possibility of adopting an optional logbook system along the lines of that currently in use in Victoria.

DTMR investigated the proposal and produced a plan and costings for such a scheme for consideration. It was proposed to operate in conjunction with the current SIVS arrangements. This was put to a vote of all QHMC member clubs, however it failed to receive majority support and as a result DTMR decided to withdraw the proposal.

Pertinent points

The decision not to pursue the matter further was made by the 2013-2014 QHMC Management Committee. The current committee is aware of the reasons for this and is fully supportive of the decision.

The current committee is not lobbying for change to the SIVS requirements, nor is it a current topic of discussion.

The QHMC constitution is very clear that majority support is required before such matters can be pursued. Given there have been no significant changes to the issue which may alter the outcome of any discussions; there are no current plans to revisit this matter.

Any member club can have this issue reconsidered by the QHMC committee by submitting a detailed written proposal outlining the proposed changes, a business case supporting the change and an indication that, if put to a vote of member clubs, there is a reasonable prospect of achieving majority support, and how this was determined.

QHMC can provide information on the costings and mandatory requirements set out by DTMR in its proposal. The decision to take such proposals to a vote of QHMC member clubs will be entirely at the discretion of the management committee.

Christine Stevens
Queensland Historic Motoring Council (Inc.)