NatRoad Submission - Heavy Vehicle Road Reform Consultation Paper
This submission comments on comments on the Heavy Vehicle Road Reform Consultation Paper Proposed Changes to the way heavy vehicle charges are set and invested (Consultation Paper). HVRR changes are proposed in the medium to long term. NatRoad provides feedback on ways that the HVRR should proceed but emphasises that in the short term establishing service level standards that categorise roads, with a range of service for each category should be a Government priority. We point out that in considering matters like safety and road condition, engineering standards are central. The assessment of roads without engineering criteria being in play should not occur but the assessment process should be a priority task for Government.