Revised Class 1 Heavy Vehicle Access Regime Program

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is developing a new Class 1 heavy vehicle access regime.

The new regime aims to improve safe and sustainable access to TMR structures for all road users by managing risks associated with Class 1 heavy vehicles.

We will work with industry to deliver:

  • industry access to the network in a safe and sustainable way
  • improved systems and processes for managing Class 1 heavy vehicle access
  • increased transparency and certainty about access
  • better supported decision making by the road asset owner.

The program will run until mid-2024.

Types of Class 1 heavy vehicles

Class 1 heavy vehicles relative to this program include:

  • prime mover and low loader trailer combinations
  • prime mover and load platform trailer combinations
  • special purpose vehicles (SPV) including mobile cranes.

Working with industry

Two industry working groups will participate in the program and identify any issues or opportunities that may impact its delivery.

The working groups will represent operators of the following Class 1 heavy vehicles:

  • load carrying vehicles
  • special purpose vehicles.

The Industry Representatives for the Load Carrying Vehicle Working Group are:

  • Anthony Arndt
  • Richard Bowles
  • Jeremy Bennett
  • Kelsey Belton-Smith
  • Woody Scott
  • Shane Warmus
  • Rachel Cash
  • Tanya Gilbert
  • Shaun Tull
  • Robert Campbell.

Following the completion of the load carrying vehicle industry engagement, the program will then call for nominations for the Special Purpose Vehicle Working Group. This is due to commence in mid-2023.

More information

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