WAGGA City Council has cited poor previous consultation for not joining a scheme that allows larger trucks on its roads during the upcoming grain harvest.
The NSW Grain Harvest Management Scheme, which was first implemented last year, allows grain trucks to be loaded to 5 per cent above General Mass Limit for travel from harvest site to the first practicable receiver.
The Transport for NSW-run scheme applies to transport on state and local roads within participating councils.
When it joined last year, council also offered advice to the department and the Roads and Maritime Service to ensure compensation was forthcoming for road damage caused by over-mass vehicles.
A report to last night's meeting indicated the compensation proposal had fallen on deaf ears and hadn't been incorporated in the 2014-16 scheme.
The decision met the ire of Councillor Kevin Poynter at Monday night's ordinary meeting.
"It's important we move this one (recommendation to not join the scheme)," Cr Poynter said.
"Once again, the consultation process has been poor."
The meeting noted council could reconsider its position if the scheme was amended to incorporate some form of damage compensation.