B-TRIPLES have been given the go-ahead to rumble past City Park - a decision that has sparked safety fears from local parents.
The state government has ruled that the three-trailer haulers be permitted to use all road train routes west of the Newell Highway.
While the change is likely to reduce the number of trucks on Willandra Avenue and Kookora Street, larger trucks take longer to stop and cause increased damage to roads.
Kookora Street resident and City Park regular Brad Lewis was worried the new regulations would put his three-year-old daughter at risk.
"No matter how careful parents are to look after their kids, it only takes one mistake for a child to suddenly be close to the road and in danger," Mr Lewis said.
"It's only one second and they're gone. It doesn't take much.
"It's best just to keep these trucks away from the streets - they should stick to the outer areas where there are no children playing."
Mr Lewis was also concerned about road damage and increased noise in the area.
"Council doesn't have enough cash to pay for repairs to the roads as it is," he said.
"The last thing we need is more damage from larger trucks. Ratepayers will just have to pick up the bill."
Despite being part of the Kidman Way truck route, Willandra Avenue and Kookora Street are managed by council.
Council transport management committee chair Doug Curran said Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) had been asked to "swap" responsibility of Banna Avenue and Benerembah Street for the two arterials, but the proposal had been rejected.
"We would be willing to relinquish Benerembah and Banna to make sure the cost of repairing Willandra and Kookora didn't fall on us, considering the extra pressure these vehicles are going to put on those roads," Cr Curran said.
"The RMS can make big changes when it suits them but, if it doesn't, they just drag their feet.
"We had a brief discussion about repealing the road train route when we realised these changes were coming in but that's just not a practical solution."
Council will continue to urge the RMS to build a bypass around the city so trucks will be kept well away from council roads and local recreation areas.
Cr Curran said most haulage companies in Griffith don't have enough "A" trailers to create a B-triple, but those outside the area that regularly travelled through were likely to take advantage of the new regulations.