New crane notices to simplify access on NSW roads
Two new notices for crane operations in NSW will make access simpler and more efficient, significantly reducing the need for permits.
- New South Wales Class 1 All Terrain Mobile Crane and Dolly Combination Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1)
- New South Wales Class 1 4-Axle & 5-Axle All Terrain Mobile Crane Mass and Dimension Exemption Notice 2019 (No.1)
National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Program Director Annette Finch said the new notices would cut red tape for operators.
“These notices will allow crane operators the flexibility to meet their operational requirements without the need for a permit on an approved network,” Mrs Finch said.
“The 4 & 5 Axle All Terrain Crane Notice and the Crane and Dolly Notice will come into effect this week, reducing the need for operators to apply for permits.
“We have also been working closely with local government and industry to improve access for smaller special purpose vehicles (SPV) in New South Wales, including a high proportion of the drill rig fleet and the concrete pump fleet that can now operate under the National Class 1 SPV Notice 2016.
“Through reviewing these arrangements and providing additional training to road managers, we’ve seen a significant increase in access to local government roads.
“This work has been undertaken in preparation for the transition of News South Wales Class 1 SPV permit application process returning to the NHVR later this month.
“This is a great outcome that will make things easier for operators and road managers, while keeping our roads safe and productive.”
Roads and Maritime Services NSW (RMS) Director Freight Susie Mackay said assisting and supporting industry to safely move equipment around the road network is a vital part of the agency’s work.
“RMS will continue to work with local councils and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to deliver greater national harmonization with better safety and efficiency outcomes for industry and local communities,” Ms Mackay said.
CEO of the Concrete Pumping Association of Australia (CPAA) Craig Heidrich said that the improved access for the concrete pump fleet was great news for the industry.
“We’re very happy to see this improvement which will reduce the burden on our operators and make access easier,” Mr Heidrich said.
“It’s been great to work collaboratively with the NHVR and RMS to get this outcome for our members.”
SPV operators that have not already attended training are encouraged to register for the NHVR Portal Customer Essentials Online Training being held on 26 July 2019: Register here
For more information head to: www.nhvr.gov.au/road-access/access-management/delegations-project