Making life simpler for Industry and Road Managers


The NHVR’s second Local Government Heavy Vehicle Access Forum will target industry needs and productivity in NSW.

NHVR Manager Industry Stakeholder Engagement John Gilbert said the Forum was hosted by Blacktown City Council in partnership with Local Government NSW.

“The objective of the event is to outline the access role local government plays in the freight task under the Heavy Vehicle National Law,” Mr Gilbert said.

“We want to continue to advocate and highlight the local governments who have played their part to cut red tape and enhance local economies.

“Sharing experiences between councils provides an environment where innovative and industry-led decisions can be achieved to address freight and infrastructure issues.

“The Forum includes a mix of elected representatives, senior council staff, council technical staff and Road and Maritime Services staff.

Blacktown City Council Mayor Stephen Bali said the event was great opportunity for the city.

“The NHVR Heavy Vehicle Access Forum provides our access team and local council representatives with an informed insight into where we can further assist freight businesses in using our road network more efficiently for the benefit of all,” he said.

The Blacktown Local Government Heavy Vehicle Access Forum follows the inaugural meeting held in Brisbane on August 26 this year.

NHVR provides Local Governments with supportive tools and information which are available on the NHVR website, including the Local Government video featuring Blacktown City Council and how they have embraced the benefits of high productivity vehicles.