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NHVR completes Queensland takeover

A truck drives on a road in Western Australia.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator will assume responsibilities for heavy vehicle regulatory services in Queensland from April 20, 2024.

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Taking over the portfolio from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), the NHVR will deliver services such as the enforcement of on-road compliance, investigations, prosecutions, and programmed heavy vehicle inspections. NHVR CEO, Sal Petroccitto OAM, said the transition of services in Queensland will be a significant achievement for the organisation and will result in more consistent regulation of heavy vehicle movements across Australia.

“I am thrilled we are a step closer to achieving our aim, of having a consistent approach to compliance and enforcement from the roadside to interventions, borderless operations and delivering timely, national responses to critical compliance issues,” he said. “The transition will result in a more streamlined approach to how heavy vehicles are regulated across Australia, a journey that will have taken the NHVR almost 10 years to achieve.”

In order to cope with the increase in heavy vehicle regulatory services delivered, the NHVR will create a new department within its Operations Division; the Northern Region. The new region will join the Central and Southern teams and will see the creation of 165 new roles that will mostly be filled by staff from the TMR.

Queensland is the sixth Australian jurisdiction – after South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT, Victoria, and New South Wales – where the NHVR will be directly delivering heavy vehicle regulatory services.


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