QLD Plan To Abolish HV Rego Assessment Scheme

Department of Transport and Main Roads‘ review finds information collected under the scheme is either no longer used or is already collected in other ways

The Queensland Government is seeking feedback on plans to abolish the Heavy Vehicle Registration Assessment Scheme (HVRAS).

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) currently administers the scheme for the state of Queensland and has done so since its introduction in the 1970s.

The objective of the scheme is to accredit persons to inspect heavy vehicles and trailers to ensure they comply with dimensional limitations, load-sharing axle systems guidelines, safe tyre limits, and vehicle identifiers (eg engine number, vehicle identification number and chassis number) for registration purposes.

HVRAS is an alternative to taking a vehicle to a TMR station or Queensland Police station for the inspection.

TMR has undertaken an internal review of HVRAS and identified that the information collected is either no longer used or is already collected by TMR or other agencies in other ways.

Accordingly, TMR is currently undertaking consultation with HVRAS accredited persons about the impact of the potential removal of HVRAS.

The consultation includes a discussion paper and a consultation survey available here.

The survey will be available from Monday, November 6 and will close on Monday, December 4, 2023.

HVIA encourages all affected persons/businesses to complete the survey, or alternatively, contact Rebecca Mackney at Rebecca.g.mackney@tmr.qld.gov.au to discuss further.

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