NSW provides further support to National Heavy Veh
NSW provides further support to National Heavy Vehicle Regulator
21 February 2014
NSW Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay today announced further initiatives to support the state’s road freight industry.
Minister Gay has acquired co-delegation powers to enable the state’s road managers to process permit applications for journeys within NSW.
“There are delays in the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s system that are hurting the road freight industry and that is why we are doing everything we can to support the regulator and help with the assessment and issue of much needed access permits,” said Minister Gay.
“Roads and Maritime Services is working with individual councils across the state to help fast track the assessment and issuing of access permits.
“Operators travelling interstate will continue to have permits approved through the National Regulator but those seeking permits for travel solely within NSW can also seek approvals directly through Roads and Maritime Services and local councils,” Minister Gay said.
Road managers in New South Wales include RMS for state roads and local councils for local roads.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator came into effect last week and took on the responsibility for processing
Director Safety and Compliance, Peter Wells said Roads and Maritime Services generally received around 1,400 applications each month and worked to clear all but 38 permit applications ahead of the National Regulator coming into effect on 10 February.
“We are hoping we can help alleviate the backlog by sharing the workload for NSW and we’ll continue to support the National Regulator and the heavy vehicle industry as much as possible,” Mr Wells said.
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