Benefits of heavy vehicle access

When the NHVR and councils work together to improve heavy vehicle access, it makes local industries more productive and keeps local economies strong. Here are some examples of where local governments have achieved this: Tumby Bay in South Australia –

Guidelines for granting access

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.

Local Government under the HVNL

Under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) , road managers have particular responsibilities regarding decision-making for heavy vehicle access to their road network. The HVNL recognises the importance of local governments being accountable for the roads they manage and sustain,

Local government updates

Our local government updates provide important information for local government subscribers on the heavy vehicle industry, including the latest NHVR news and events, relevant law and policy changes, and useful resources. Latest update Local government update - 3 May 2018

Pre-approved routes

To streamline processes, reduce administrative burden for local government and reduce turnaround times, the NHVR is working extensively with local government road managers to gain pre-approved consent for a range of routes.

Road manager heat maps

The NHVR works with more than 400 road managers, utility providers and rail authorities to coordinate heavy vehicle access to state and local roads.


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