Greenough ‘G’ plates back by popular demand

City of Greater Geraldton Councillor Jerry Clune (from left), Agricultural Region MLC Laurie Graham and Mayor Shane Van Styn with reintroduced ‘G’ plates.

City of Greater Geraldton Councillor Jerry Clune (from left), Agricultural Region MLC Laurie Graham and Mayor Shane Van Styn with reintroduced ‘G’ plates.

You’ll soon be seeing more of the ‘G’ vehicle number plates around town as the Department of Transport has approved the City’s request for the reintroduction of former Shire of Greenough registration plates.

Following the amalgamation of the Shire of Greenough with the City of Geraldton with in 2007, the Shire’s ‘G’ and the City’s ‘GN’ number plates were discontinued and ‘GNG’ plates introduced. After the amalgamation with Mullewa in 2011, these registration plates were then replaced with the current ‘CGG’ plates.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said continued community sentiment for the rural shire was the reason for requesting the number plates be reissued.

“Many residents still have strong feelings for the former Shire of Greenough and many still retain their existing ‘G’ plates on their licenced vehicles,” he said.

“Following the amalgamation with Mullewa, the Department continued to issue the Mullewa ‘MW’ registration plates so all the more reason for the Greenough plates to be reintroduced.”

Agricultural Region MLC Laurie Graham has long been a proponent for a return of the ‘G’ plates.

“It’s very satisfying that the City of Greater Geraldton undertook this process with Department of Transport. I have lobbied for the return of ‘G’ plates for Geraldton as a citizen, Councillor and now as a member of State government,” he said.

“This decision helps us retain and strengthen our identity in Geraldton and I am looking forward to putting new ‘G’ plates on my work vehicle as soon as possible.”

Greenough ‘G’ series plates are available to vehicles, trailers and motorcycles as well as farm vehicles and trailers from the Geraldton Dept. of Transport office.