The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has welcomed the appointment of Melinda Pavey as NSW Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister and thanked out-going Minister Duncan Gay.
NHVR Chair Bruce Baird said he looked forward to working with Ms Pavey to deliver on-going reform to heavy vehicle safety and productivity.
“On behalf of the NHVR Board, our Chief Executive and NHVR staff, I congratulate Melinda and confirm our commitment to working with her to reduce red tape for the heavy vehicle industry, deliver consistency across borders and boost road safety for all road users,” Mr Baird said.
“Melinda has been a strong advocate for regional NSW and I look forward to her leadership as a shareholding Minister of the NHVR.”
Mr Baird also thanked outgoing Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister Duncan Gay for his long-standing support of the NHVR and his efforts to deliver heavy vehicle reform.
Mr Gay was one of the original shareholding Ministers during the formative years of the NHVR.
“Duncan had a passion for the heavy vehicle industry and that showed with his support for a national regulator and the measures he delivered to improve freight and heavy vehicle transport across NSW,” Mr Baird said.
“Under Duncan’s leadership RMS and the NHVR have worked closely together to give the heavy vehicle industry certainty whether they are using local, state or national roads across NSW.
“Duncan recognised that a more efficient and safer heavy vehicle industry would deliver growth for local economies.”