Heavy vehicle safety services in New South Wales have a new home following the official opening of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s (NHVR) Parramatta headquarters today.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway opened the new Sydney office as part of the transition of state-based heavy vehicle services to the NHVR.
The 310 staff will include 270 safety and compliance officers who will continue to deliver services from more than 200 existing heavy vehicle inspection stations, safety stations and on-road enforcement sites across NSW.
“Over the last six months, the NSW Government and Transport for New South Wales have been working closely with the NHVR to make the transition as smooth as possible while ensuring the heavy vehicle industry continues to operate safely and productively,” Minister Farraway said.
“On 1 August, we saw the transition of roadside heavy vehicle inspections, investigations and prosecutions and administration services to the NHVR, and I’m pleased to officially open the new Parramatta headquarters today.
“Nationally consistent compliance is essential for the safety and productivity of heavy vehicle operators, and I look forward to continuing to work with the NHVR to keep NSW roads safe and our economy growing.”
NHVR chair Duncan Gay said the transition would reduce the impact of state borders on the movement of freight across Australia.
“With staff now based in NSW, we can continue to work towards a national approach to heavy vehicle safety and compliance and improve consistency for operators,” Gay said.
“While drivers will see a new logo on our vehicles and uniforms, they will continue to receive the same services and support, and will need meet the same safety requirements as they have in the past.
“The transition is part of an ongoing journey towards becoming a single national regulator, and I’d particularly like to thank the heavy vehicle industry across NSW for their time and feedback throughout the process.”
NSW is the fifth state or territory – after South Australia, Tasmania, ACT and Victoria – where the NHVR is directly delivering heavy vehicle regulatory services.
- The new NHVR NSW base is at Level 11, 32 Smith Street, Parramatta. To call the staff there, dial the contact centre number – 13NHVR (13 64 87).