Under the Heavy Vehicle National Law, local government road managers and consultants assess the suitability of local government routes for access by Class 2 prescriptive or PBS heavy vehicles.
These guidelines have been developed to assist with that assessment. The guidelines aim to ensure all key factors have been considered during the route assessment process and provides suggested procedures for determining access and should be used in conjunction with local experience.
An Excel-based route assessment form is provided to help an assessor in identifying which attributes on a route should be assessed and provides high-level assessment results to identify which assessment criteria meets guidelines or may require further investigation to develop mitigation measures.
For additional information regarding key areas of the guide and examples of how to use the guide, please refer to the NACOE webinar series here.
During the 2020-2021 financial year, NACOE will be providing assistance to assessors using the Guide.
Feedback, suggested changes, or additional guidance are also welcomed.
Support resources and feedback can be sent to HVGsupport@arrb.com.au