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FREE NHVR New England Heavy Vehicle Access Forum - 26 February 2019

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Armidale Town Hall

127 Rusden Street

Armidale, NSW 2350

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Australia’s freight task is predicted to double by 2030 and triple by 2050. To find out how industry and road managers can work together to meet those challenges and keep local communities strong and safe, come along to the FREE heavy vehicle access forum being organised by the NHVR in partnership with Armidale Regional Council.

It is important that all relevant stakeholders work together to improve productivity and safety in the growing freight task in this part of Australia.

The draft agenda is as follows:

10.00am - Registrations open

10.30am - Welcome and opening remarks - Mayor Armidale Regional Council

10.45am - NHVR engagement approach

11.00am - Making the most of access options under the Heavy Vehicle National Law and the NHVR portal

11.45am - NSW Government perspective - a whole of state perspective on optimising the freight network

12.15pm - Mid North Weight of Loads Group - Protecting infrastructure and managing safety in the regional freight task

12.30pm - lunch and networking

1.00pm - council case studies - how some councils have balanced responding to industry needs and managing infrastructure - Walcha Shire Council and Moree Plains Shire Council

1.30pm - How safer high productivity heavy vehicles can make a difference to the freight task - Smedley Engineers

1.50pm - industry hour - hear from reprsentatives of 4 different industry sectors - livestock, extractive, crane, tanker - on why access is important

2.50pm - workshop session - what priority actions will each council take away to improve productivity and safety in the freight task?

3.20pm - Report back from workshop session

3.30pm - Forum close and group photo

Who should attend?

  • Transport operators and industries that use road transport
  • Council engineers, councillors, council economic development officers


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For more information, please contact NHVR Stakeholder Specialist, Tim Hansen, at tim.hansen@nhvr.gov.au, or 07 3309 8601.

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