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Australia kicks off OSOM review

Australia’s government has launched an independent review into why some heavy vehicle operators are experiencing delays in gaining Oversize Overmass (OSOM) special road access permits.

The review, launched on June 29, 2018, follows industry concerns about the permit issuing process, which has seen some operators wait several months for permits to allow access to the road network.

Deputy prime minister and minister for infrastructure and transport, Michael McCormack, said: “To protect infrastructure and ensure the safety of other road users, oversized trucks and machinery that are outside the standard weight and/or dimension limits often require special authority to travel on certain roads.

“In some cases, however, the time it is taking for this authority to be granted is much longer than anticipated, leaving trucking businesses unable to deliver the required goods when they are needed.”

The OSOM review will consider what changes to the regulatory framework and processes are required to ensure vehicle permits can be issued within a reasonable timeframe.

Consultancy firm WSP Australia will undertake the review with the assistance of an expert reference group, which will include industry representatives.

“The review will be led by Pascal Felix from WSP who, as a former regulator in Western Australia, brings a wealth of relevant industry experience to the role,” said McCormack.

The OSOM review commenced with consultation with the road haulage industry representatives, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, as well as road managers including local councils and state and territory road authorities.

The review is scheduled for completion in October 2018 following which a report will be provided to federal, state and territory transport ministers for their consideration.

minister.infrastructure.gov.au

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