Enforceable undertakings

In the event of an alleged contravention of the HVNL the NHVR, as an alternative to prosecution, may accept an enforceable undertaking (EU) given by the person who is alleged to have committed the contravention.


New South Wales

Obligation holder: Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd (LORAC)
Date accepted: 25 March 2020
Alleged breach: It was alleged by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) that on 16 October 2018 and 24 May 2019 respectively LORAC failed to comply with the mass requirements as required by s 96(1)(c) of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL)
Summary of undertaking:

An undertaking given by LORAC in relation to the above alleged breaches has been accepted by the NHVR and includes but is not limited to:

  • A commitment that the behaviour that led to the alleged contravention has ceased and will not reoccur
  • A commitment to the ongoing effective management of public risks associated with transport activities
  • The delivery of a Chain of Responsibility Online Training Course
  • The delivery of Face to Face Chain of Responsibility Training Workshops
  • Engaging a third-party to conduct a Transport Safety Management System Audit

This undertaking has a total minimum expenditure of $249,500

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Enforceable undertaking