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NTC commits to ongoing HVNL review

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has released its third issues paper seeking feedback on easy access to suitable routes under Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL).

The purpose of the paper is to summarise the current access arrangements under HVNL, and in Western Australia and the Northern Territory; analyse issues with current access arrangements under HVL and outside the law; and seek preliminary views on the way NTC can improve heavy vehicle access.

NTC CEO, Gillian Miles, said access issues are complex and can cause problems for industry.

"Access is straightforward for many heavy vehicles, however operators of higher-productivity vehicles often need to apply for a permit, or operate under notice, which can result in delays and other costs. These costs affect all Australian businesses and households," said Miles.

"We also need to manage our road infrastructure effectively. We need to find the best way to make sure we allow heavy vehicles access wherever it is safe and sensible and, in doing so, make access decisions quickly, consistently and transparently."

This release is the third of eight issues papers in a rolling consultation to mid-2019.

The NTC invites written submissions and open feedback by 16 August 2019.

The Commission is also seeking feedback on effective fatigue management and risk-based regulation.

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