Upcoming education session for council engineers

In an Australian first, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator is holding a dedicated heavy vehicle access seminar for council engineers in late October to improve their understanding of the heavy vehicle management task.

Stakeholder Engagement Specialist Tim Hansen said the event is in direct response to industry’s desire for council engineers to have increased knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by industry.

"The Heavy Vehicle National Law is complex and anything we can do to help council engineers understand how to use the full options under the law to manage their local freight tasks is a good thing," Tim said.

"The seminar is for council engineers only as they are the decision makers of road access in their respective councils.

"The two-day event will be a combination of imparting information and a field trip to local crane and oversize overmass operators so the engineers can see firsthand the challenges of moving these types of vehicles which often have short lead times and need access approval quickly.

"We hope by bringing the different points of view together, everyone will benefit from an increased understanding of the heavy vehicle management task."

The agenda is currently being finalised and council engineers will be able to register for the event in the coming weeks.