Local government enthusiastic about bridge assessment project


The Strategic Local Government Asset Assessment Project (SLGAAP) received almost 1000 nominations for bridge and culvert assessments, when Round 1 closed last month.

SLGAAP Project Manager, Todd Wellard said that the response from almost 100 local government road managers demonstrated a strong interest to improve access for heavy vehicles across Australia.

“It’s great to have received nominations from so many state and territory road managers across, and we look forward to working with councils to open up network access in their local areas,” Todd said.

“We are now reviewing which bridges and culverts to include in Round 1 for engineering assessments. By the end of November, we will be contacting local government road managers about the outcome of their nomination.”

After successfully piloting the approach, for Round 1 the SLGAAP team will first identify if the selected assets will benefit from either a Tier 1/ Tier 2 engineering assessment or an Improvement Report.

These assessments include an analysis of a range of vehicle configurations (mass and dimension) against the capacity of the asset.

In the coming months, the results from the Pilot and Round 1 asset assessments will be available to local government road managers as well as industry, informing route planning and related permit application processes.

For more information on the NHVR Strategic Local Government Asset Assessment Project, visit the project website or contact the project team on roadassetproject@nhvr.gov.au or 13 NHVR (136 487).

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