The NHVR will use a visit to regional NSW councils and industry representatives to discuss ways to improve freight movement with better local access and permits.
NHVR’s Industry and Stakeholder Manager John Gilbert said discussions between the NHVR and Southern NSW councils were aimed at assisting councils and local businesses to get products and services to where they need to be in the most productive and safe manner.
“We will drive the need for better access on local roads for more modern, safer heavy vehicles which would see the same amount of freight moved in fewer trips,” Mr Gilbert said.
“The move to these smarter, safer and cleaner vehicles is more important than ever as the freight task continues to grow across the country.
“NHVR officers have meetings planned with councils in Leeton, Goulburn-Mulwaree, Upper Lachlan, Oberon and Bathurst.
“The series of 11 meetings will also include addressing the Riverina and Murray Regional Organisation of Councils Mayors & General Managers and their Engineers’ Group.”
The NHVR will meet with industry representatives from the quarry transport sector and the Livestock & Bulk Carriers Association to discuss getting more productivity into their current and expected freight task.
Mr Gilbert said our relationship with councils and industry is paramount in ensuring businesses get their products to market for their customers, everyday Australians.
“Since 2014 the NHVR has made it a priority to cut red tape and increase access for modern, safer vehicles and councils play an important role in delivering those routes where possible,” he said.