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Improved performance tool to boost freight

The NHVR’s enhanced performance heat map technology will advance the movement of freight across the country. The maps will provide local government with the ability to compare permit requests and work with adjoining councils to locate where improvements can be made to the road network.

NHVR Director of Access, Peter Caprioli said that the NHVR developed tool will assist with the unblocking of impacted red areas shown on the maps.

“Jurisdictions and local government associations will be able to use these maps to identify possible infrastructure requirements for their local area.

“We are working collaboratively with all Road Managers to better manage impacted areas, boosting access and the flow of freight on our national roads.

“The NHVR has successfully collated and compared twelve months of data to illustrate and enhance our understanding of where the blockages are positioned. This will help with addressing the concerned areas across the country.

“We understand that these obstructed areas are mainly due to road pavement conditions and maintenance infrastructure issues,” Mr Caprioli said.

From the paddock to the ports, and to our cities and towns, the transport and freight industry contributes significantly to the livelihood of everyday Australians and our national prosperity. The NHVR continues to work with local government and industry and partner agencies to build a safe, productive and innovative heavy vehicle industry.

The maps are available at http://www.nhvr.gov.au/local-government-resources. For further information and assistance with utilising the maps please contact John Gilbert, NHVR Manager for Industry Stakeholder Engagement on 0423 550 233.

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