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Change announced for QLD heavy vehicle regulation

The Queensland Government has revealed that heavy vehicle regulation services will transition from the jurisdiction of the Department of Transport and Main Roads to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), as part of a national reform program.

The Queensland Government has revealed that heavy vehicle regulation services will transition from the jurisdiction of the Department of Transport and Main Roads to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), as part of a national reform program.

This effectively means that responsibilities around regulation for heavy vehicles will shift to the NVHR, meaning there’s a more consistent approach to compliance and enforcement around heavy vehicles on a national scale.

Queensland is the last state to transition these services to the NVHR. All states except for Western Australia and the Northern Territory have made the change, with WA and the NT set to not adopt the Heavy Vehicle National Law.


 

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Transport and Main Roads Minister and Minister for Digital Services Bart Mellish said the transition would help to improve road safety outcomes for road users across the state.

“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,” Mellish said.

“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.”

This all-forms part of a national reform program that aims to make sure that there’s regulation on a national scale for heavy vehicle movements, ensuring safety and efficiency.

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