In February 2019, the NHVR announced that it would be reviewing the Grain Harvester Management Schemes (GHMS) operating across Australia, with the exception of Western Australia who does not operate under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL). There is currently a range of GHMS operating nationally, with allowances for mass and operational conditions varying significantly between states.
The NHVR recently published the GHMS Review Issues Paper (PDF, 1.1MB) and sought feedback on existing Grain Harvest Management Schemes (GHMS), as well as exploring the possibility of a national Harvest Mass Management Scheme (HMMS).
The Grain Harvest Management Schemes Review has further information on this consultation as well as the submissions received.
Following a review of feedback, the NHVR will draft a discussion paper. The discussion paper will outline the central concerns presented in the feedback to the issues paper, as well as present opportunities to address them. If necessary, the discussion paper will also present options for a national scheme. A consultation period will follow after the release of the discussion paper.
The feedback on the discussion paper will allow NHVR to refine an approach for improving state and/or national
standards (if deemed necessary), as well as creation of an implementation strategy.
Finally, NHVR will implement any necessary standards across jurisdictions.