NHVR moves in on South Australia
HEAVY vehicle safety has received another boost with the official opening of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator offices in Adelaide.
In late October South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mulligan opened the new offices as part of the transition from state-based heavy vehicle services.
Mr Mulligan said the department and NHVR have worked closely together to make the transition as smooth as possible, with the move to a national regime providing greater consistency across jurisdictions.
The transition of South Australian services began in July 2016 with Prosecution, Investigation and Intelligences coming under the NHVR.
The NHVR’s new Safety and Compliance team will provide on-road compliance services from its new Adelaide head office as well as regional offices in Mount Gambier, Berri, Murray Bridge, Port Augusta and Ceduna.
NHVR chief executive Sal Petroccitto said the transition had delivered one of the NHVR’s key roles.
“While drivers and operators will see a different logo on our vehicles and different uniforms on roadside officers, the NHVR is working to make the transition as seamless as possible,” he said.
“With staff based in South Australia we can continue to work towards a national approach to heavy vehicle safety and compliance.
“I’d like to thank the industry across SA for their feedback to ensure that we were able to make this transition as smooth as possible.”
NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto, The Hon Minister Stephen Mullighan, NHVR Chairman the Hon Bruce Baird and Safety and Compliance Officers.