From Thursday 20 March 2014, heavy haulage operators in the ACT can temporarily apply directly to Roads ACT for certain heavy haulage and special purpose vehicle permits applications when travelling within ACT borders.
In line with similar arrangements with other states, Roads ACT has agreed to process all new applications for oversize, overmass (OSOM), agricultural and special purpose vehicles (SPV) taking trips wholly within territory borders.
The NHVR will continue to be the first point of contact for all other applications including any cross‐border applications.
The NHVR’s priority is to ensure that permits are processed quickly and is working closely with Roads ACT to assist operators in meeting their timeframe requirements.
The NHVR, together with state, territory and local governments, will monitor these temporary arrangements and consult with industry before returning to standard operations.
Temporary arrangements in each jurisdiction
Australian Capital Territory (Territory and Municipal Services)
- From Thursday 20 March, Territory and Municipal Services, Roads and Public Transport Division, Roads ACT will process all new Class 1 and 3 – OSOM, SPV and agricultural vehicle access applications for travel within ACT only.
- Visit http://www.rego.act.gov.au/registration/heavy-vehicles/heavy-vehicle-access-permits for more information and to apply to Roads ACT.
- Forms will be available from Thursday 20 March.
South Australia (Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure)
- Since Thursday 27 February, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has been processing all new Class 1 and 3 – OSOM, SPV and agricultural vehicle access applications for travel within South Australia.
- Visit www.sa.gov.au for more information and apply online at www.ezyreg.sa.gov.au.
New South Wales (Roads and Maritime Services)
- RMS has co‐delegation powers that allow the state’s road managers to process all new Class 1 and 3 – OSOM, SPV and agricultural vehicle access applications for travel within New South Wales.
- RMS will only manage consents for state-controlled roads. Operators must seek consent separately from local governments for travel on local roads.
- Visit www.rms.nsw.gov.au/heavyvehicles/hv_support.html for more information and apply online at www.myrta.com/osp.
- Since Tuesday 25 February, VicRoads has been processing all Class 1 – OSOM, SPV and agricultural vehicle access applications for travel within Victoria.
- Visit the VicRoads website at www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Moreinfoandservices/HeavyVehicles/HeavyVehicleAccessPermits for more information and to apply to VicRoads.
Queensland (Department of Transport and Main Roads)
- Since 19 February 2014, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has been processing all new Class 1 – OSOM, SPV and agricultural vehicle access applications for travel within Queensland.
- Visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/nhvr for more information and to apply to TMR.
- Any access application that was submitted to TMR before 10 February will continue to be processed by TMR, who will also issue any permits.
For all other applications, including all cross-border applications (even cross-border OSOM/SPV applications), operators must apply to the NHVR as they normally would.
For more information, visit www.nhvr.gov.au/temporary-access-arrangements or call 1300 MYNHVR (1300 696 487).
Contact: Orla Thompson
Mobile: 0419 092 510