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NHVR inches closer to Queensland regulation takeover

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is set to become the Queensland heavy vehicle regulator, moving closer to taking over responsibility of the services from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads.

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Announced in the NHVR’s local government update, the regulatory body announced on-road compliance, investigations, heavy vehicle monitoring, prosecutions, and programmed heavy vehicle inspections are just some of the services that the NHVR will be delivering following the transition. The transition will result in all HVNL participating states operating under the eye of the NHVR, with a ‘Northern Region’ department being created within the NHVR’s Operations Division, joining the Central and Southern Regions to enforce the heavy vehicle national law.

“This will allow the NHVR to achieve safer and more consistent regulation of heavy vehicle movements across Australia,” said NHVR CEO, Sal Petroccitto. “As part of the transition, we will welcome new staff members to the NHVR as part of our new Northern Region.”

According to the NHVR, the regulatory body has delivered “significant improvements” for local government road managers in Queensland in serving their “needs and challenges”, and the upcoming transition would allow the NHVR to deliver additional advancements and support.

The NHVR also announced that applications for Round Nine of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative funding program would be closing on February 19, 2024.


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