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 – pre-approval of 17 Higher Mass Limits routes has benefitted the grain industry.
- Greater Dandenong in Victoria - gazetted and pre-approved dedicated networks has given local industry more certainty.
- Bundaberg in Queensland – notice for flexible movement of farm machinery without need for permit
- Moree Plains in New South Wales – good systems to deliver fast turnaround of large volume of access consent requests to meet industry needs
- Western Downs in Queensland – pre-approval of key routes into key feedlots has reduced red tape for council and improved productivity for livestock transport industry
- Blacktown in New South Wales – pre-approval of certain high productivity vehicles has reduced council workload for consent requests by 40%. Added routes to approved network means no permits are needed.