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Queensland Govt shifts heavy vehicle compliance to NHVR

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is transitioning heavy vehicle regulation services to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

Currently, regulation for heavy vehicles is managed by TMR.

However, under the changes these services will transition to the NHVR, resulting in a more consistent approach to compliance and enforcement nationally.

This is part of a national reform program to ensure the regulation of heavy vehicle movements throughout Australia is safe and efficient.

Transport and Main Roads Minister and Minister for Digital Services, Bart Mellish, said the transition will improve road safety outcomes for Queensland road users.

“The transition of heavy vehicle compliance activities to the national regulator will ensure a consistent approach to compliance and enforcement and will deliver a best practice regulatory approach across all jurisdictions,” he said.

“TMR has been working closely with the NHVR, to ensure a seamless transition for our people and our customers.

“Following the transition TMR will continue to be directly responsible for delivering regulatory and compliance activities for light vehicles including passenger vehicles and tow trucks under 3.5 tonne.”

The change will come into effect on 20 April 2024.

NHVR CEO, Sal Petroccitto, said the transition of services in Queensland is a significant milestone for the NHVR as it finalises its 10-year journey in becoming a national regulator.

“I look forward to working with our industry and government partners as we move into a phase of harmonisation to embed national consistency within the heavy vehicle sector across regulatory processes, compliance and enforcement standards,” he said.

Queensland is the final jurisdiction to transition these services to the NHVR.

New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory have already transitioned.

Western Australia and the Northern Territory have not adopted the Heavy Vehicle National Law.

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