The industry is being invited to submit ideas and feedback about priority heavy vehicle routes on local government roads nationally.
It’s part of the Strategic Local Government Asset Assessment Project (SLGAAP), which focuses on the assessment of assets on key local roads to improve understanding of asset capability across the heavy vehicle network.
It will look to identify and establish priority heavy vehicle routes on local government roads nationally to: inform asset assessments, contribute to better access across the road network, and contribute to better decision-making.
The idea is that this will assist in whole-of-journey network improvements that will result in better heavy vehicle access decision-making along routes, as opposed to individual isolated assets.
The information can then be used by road managers and local governments to better manage heavy vehicle access.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) says, “It will better support road freight operators to optimise their journey through better route selection at the application stage thereby streamlining the access process with better quality applications.
“Priority heavy vehicle routes provide a strategic link between local communities and key freight routes including local roads that support Australia’s freight task or essential access to remote communities.”
Over the next 12 months, a key priority of the project will be to integrate the national priority heavy vehicle routes dataset into the Spatial Platform in the NHVR Portal and validate the priority heavy vehicle routes with local government road managers.
To provide feedback about where your priority routes are, click here.