Local government road managers
When the NHVR and councils work together to improve heavy vehicle access, it makes local industries more productive and keeps local economies strong.
Certain classes of heavy vehicles may only be used on a public road if the operator has been granted access through a notice or permit. The Approved Guidelines for Granting Access outlines access decision making under the HVNL.
These maps provide an overview of the number of heavy vehicle access consent requests that road managers receive and the average time they take to respond to these request.
The Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) recognises the importance of local governments being accountable for the roads they manage and sustain.
Our local government updates provide important information on the heavy vehicle industry, including the latest NHVR news and events, relevant law and policy changes, and useful resources.
To streamline processes, reduce administrative burden and reduce turnaround times, the NHVR is working extensively with local government road managers to gain pre-approved consent for a range of routes.
Local government road manager hotline, permit amendments, route updates and other reference tools
A collection of videos highlighting the great work of the NHVR and local governments.
Frequently asked questions about local government.