CPAA members and non-members alike are encouraged to view the below update from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) regarding the Next Generation Route planner:
What is it?
In April of 2022, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) released the newest version of its route planner, known as the Next Generation Route Planner (NGRP)
The NGRP provides more real-time data updates which ensures improved reliability, quality, and completeness of data for industry when planning journeys. Importantly, it supports the delivery of the NHVR’s new single national enforceable network map which will allow industry for the first time to plan and manage journeys across borders and is designed for heavy vehicle travel.
The single national enforceable network map has begun rolling out to industry for South Australia, Victoria and ACT, with Queensland and New South Wales maps expected to be made available at the end of 2023.
What Does This Mean Exactly?
1. New and amended permit applications
Since the release of NGRP in April 2022, industry has been transitioning from using the legacy route planner as the routing engine for permit applications to using the NGRP
The most recent permit application data shows more than 90 percent of new and amended permit applications are being submitted using the NGRP.
The 17th of July in 2023 saw the legacy route planner removed from the NHVR portal, and all new and amended permit applications needing to be submitted using the NGRP.
The NHVR will continue to reach out to operators who are using the legacy route planner to assist with the transition to the NGRP.
2. Permit renewals
The NHVR has been working with road managers to ensure the NGRP maps are as accurate as possible, including making sure that all road managers have the right ownership of roads so that access permit consent is sought from the correct road manager.
This means that if the NGRP recognises a road owner change, it will trigger an amendment to a permit application, rather than a renewal. The NHVR has established a specialised team that are working through all renewals ahead of permit renewal dates to ensure they are assigned to the correct road owner.
Anyone with any questions is asked to contact the NHVR team on 13NHVR (13 64 87) or email@example.com