NHVR partners with peak engineering body on road access project


The NHVR is partnering with the Queensland peak body for public works engineers to help deliver the Strategic Local Government Asset Assessment Project (SLGAAP).

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland (IPWEAQ) is providing invaluable support to the project, including helping to develop the Asset Assessment Framework.

SLGAAP is a Commonwealth-funded initiative to help local councils undertake heavy vehicle assessments on their own on-road assets, such as bridges and culverts.

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“This project is about working with local governments and industry to identify bridges and culverts that need engineering assessments to improve access for heavy vehicles,” Mr Petroccitto said.

“It makes sense that we work closely with the representative body for engineers to make sure the SLGAAP provides the best outcomes for all stakeholders.

“Many local governments look for engineering reports when determining the load capacity of a bridge or culvert, so engineers are a critical part of managing heavy vehicle network access.”

Mr Petroccitto recently visited the IPWEAQ offices to talk with CEO Leigh Cunningham about the importance of their collaboration.

IPWEAQ Chief Executive Officer Leigh Cunningham said the institute was pleased to partner with the NHVR on the ‘critical’ project.

“We have assisted the NHVR project team with both program and technical governance, technical advice and general support to ensure the project delivers on its intended outcomes,” Ms Cunningham said.

“We look forward to giving our members access to the project toolkit and resources to support consistent decision-making and assessment practices.”

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