NHVR local government webinar - Friday 27 September 10:00 - 11:00am


Join the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) and local government representatives for a live-streamed webinar to discuss councils’ new role under the Heavy Vehicle National Law on Friday, 27 September 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00am.

‘Webinar’ is short for web‐based seminar, a presentation that is transmitted over the web. Webinars are interactive – you can view and listen, share the link with others or participate by sending in questions or making comments.

The webinar will stream via the NHVR website and feature a panel of NHVR and local government representatives.

Webinar host, NHVR Board Chairman, Bruce Baird, will be joined by NHVR CEO, Richard Hancock; Australian Local Government Association Director of Transport Policy, Kym Foster; South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure Director of Road Policy and Planning, Don Hogben; and NHVR General Manager (Operations), Angus Draheim.

Mr Hancock said local government will play an important role in working with the NHVR and delivering the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

“Local governments will have a new statutory role in approving access to their road network including setting certain conditions for access,” Mr Hancock said.

“By becoming road managers under the national law, they will work directly with the NHVR to assess routes and decide which heavy vehicles can travel on local government roads.”

To view and listen live, visit www.nhvr.gov.au on 27 September from 10:00 – 11:00am and click through from the front page. Viewers should ensure their internet web browser is up-to-date with the latest version of Adobe Flash to access the live stream.

Anyone can submit questions leading up to and during the webinar to webinar@nhvr.gov.au and the NHVR will aim to answer them live. Responses to questions not answered on the day will be posted later on the NHVR website.

For those who cannot view the live stream on the day, the NHVR will also upload the webinar session to the NHVR website soon after, so viewers can watch at their leisure.

“We’ll be hosting more webinars over the coming months. Keep an eye out for upcoming dates and topics or let us know what you would like covered in a webinar by emailing webinar@nhvr.gov.au,” Mr Hancock said.


Contact: Orla Thompson 
Manager – Marketing and Communication 
Email: media@nhvr.gov.au 
Mobile: 0419 092 510