NHVR moves in on South Aus­tralia

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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.”

PHOTO: NHVR

NHVR CEO Sal Petroc­citto, The Hon Min­is­ter Stephen Mul­lighan, NHVR Chair­man the Hon Bruce Baird and Safety and Com­pli­ance Of­fi­cers.

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