Transport ministers from across the country have reaffirmed their support for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) at the Transport and Infrastructure Council (TIC) on 22 May 2015.
Ministers supported the ongoing financial commitment to the NHVR and endorsed the Regulators corporate plan which sets out their approach to operationalising heavy vehicle regulatory reform over the next year.
New South Wales Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight, Duncan Gay said the NHVR has been making headway in the last year in providing a more streamlined environment.
"It is vital we continue to support the coordination of heavy vehicle access across borders to meet the growing freight task facing our nation in the coming years".
Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for Transport, Jackie Trad said that the NHVR has made significant gains under Chief Executive, Sal Petroccitto and it is encouraging to see that the Regulator is well on track to meeting its aim of providing for a safer and more productive heavy vehicle industry.
NHVR Chairman, Bruce Baird said TIC's endorsement of the Regulators funding and corporate plan is a clear demonstration of their ongoing support.
"This endorsement speaks volumes for the work being achieved and the results realised for our stakeholders."
"On behalf of the Board I want to thank Council members for their confidence in the work of the NHVR.
"The NHVR will continue to build on its turnaround efforts to date. The NHVR is determined to make the changes required to get this right for the benefit of all involved.
"We will continue to drive regulatory reform to reduce the burden of red tape for industry and strive to provide certainty through greater harmonisation across the road network.
"With strong support from the heavy vehicle sector and our government partners, we are well placed to deliver outcomes and produce results," said Mr Baird.
NHVR: Fraser Thomas | 0419 092 510
Minister Gay: Vanessa Juresic | 0419 618 081
Minister Trad: Jessica Hill | 0475 950 772