South Australia’s heavy vehicle pre-approvals extended


The NHVR has welcomed the extension of Adelaide’s pre-approved heavy vehicle network with access to an additional 27kms from Monday.

NHVR Access Operation Supervisor Sean Pederick said the pre-approvals of 33 additional roads across Adelaide’s northern and western suburbs would slash permit application times and allow the continued safe movement of heavy vehicles up to 30 metres in length.

“The extension of the pre-approval network will result in a further reduction in permit turnaround times for South Australia’s oversize, over mass freight industry,” Mr Pederick said.

“This is an important initiative for industry productivity, delivered by the NHVR, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and City of Port Adelaide-Enfield. I welcome the steps taken by the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and their willingness to work with the local heavy vehicle industry to deliver greater efficiency and productivity.

“Pre-approvals remove the need for individual road manager consents for agreed routes allowing the NHVR to approve low risk applications, so road managers can focus resources on more complex applications.”

Australia’s heavy vehicle industry has 1855 pre-approvals, including 268 in South Australia.

Walkely Heights-based LCL Heavy Haulage General Manager Grant Westbury also welcomed the steps by state and local road authorities to improve permit processing times and getting freight moving more efficiently.

“This is a good move for local business and good for the local economy, particularly in areas around the Port,” he said.

“This is one of South Australia’s major freight hubs, so it’s important that governments, the Regulator and industry work together to reduce red tape where it is safe to do so.

“We look forward to working with other councils and the NHVR to open up other areas of the state.”

The extension of Adelaide’s pre-approved network for oversize, over mass vehicles includes the suburbs of Wingfield (Johannsson Rd, Plymouth Rd, Rosberg Rd, Senna Rd, Strieff St, Wingfield Rd, Laffitte Rd, Millers Rd, Capelli Rd, Dunstan Rd, Francis Rd), Regency Park (Taminga St, Tikilara Rd, Wirriga St, Opala St, Pambula St, Peekara St, Aruma St, Birralee St, Camira St, Indama St, Myuna St, Naweena St, Kateena St), Largs North (Willochra St, Mildred Rd, Elder Rd), Largs Bay (Wills St, Jetty Rd), Port Adelaide (Morialta St, sections of Ocean Steamers Rd, Bedford St) and Outer Harbour (Pelican Point Rd).

Pre-approvals are available from Monday, March 19, and will remain in place for 12 months. OSOM operators are still required to apply for permits through the NHVR at


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