Heavy Vehicle Access Policy Framework

The Heavy Vehicle Access Policy Framework is an important reform delivering greater national harmonisation, with better safety and efficiency outcomes for industry and community as freight demand grows.

It outlines a strategic approach to heavy vehicle access in NSW for both state and council roads. The aim of the Framework is to achieve safe and efficient movement of road freight in NSW now and into the future.

Implementing the Framework is a key action of the NSW Freight and Ports Plan 2018-2023, actioning its associated objective of increasing efficiency, connectivity and access and goal of improving road freight access.

Transport for NSW developed the policy to:

  • Achieve safe and efficient freight movements which also address local amenity issues, network impacts and infrastructure constraints
  • Create Performance Based Standards (PBS) networks with connectivity across the whole NSW road network
  • Foster the take-up of more modern and more safe PBS vehicles which can carry more freight to put downward pressure on the number of trucks in operation, leading to fewer trucks on the road than would otherwise be the case.

Please view or download the Heavy Vehicle Access Policy Framework document.

For further information on the implementation of this framework please contact Roads and Maritime at roadfreight@rms.nsw.gov.au.

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