INNOVATION-VICTORIA ISSUES PRE-APPROVED HEAVY VEHICLE ROAD MAPS
The Victorian Government is making it easier for the heavy vehicle industry to move around the state. The release today of eight pre-approved maps will give mobile crane operators information about where they can travel on the road network.
The maps – which are an Australian first – are for mobile cranes with 6 to 9-axles and will ensure they can continue delivering projects without the need for a bridge assessment.
The maps will also assist operators with direct access from the ports of Portland, Geelong and Melbourne to a number of depots identified by the industry and several wind farm locations in western Victoria.
The network has been expanded to include key corridors such as the Hamilton, Calder and Glenelg Highways, further facilitating wind farm development in and around those corridors.
Operators will still need to apply for access permits for these cranes but will no longer need individual route assessments on the published routes.