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NTC simplifies its Consultation Regulation Impact Statement

July 16, 2020

The National Transport Commission (NTC) has issued a short-form document to accompany its Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS).

The NTC says it recognises that the RIS is “a large and complex document” and has designed HVNL 2.0 to be read alongside the RIS “as a short-form description of one possible scenario for the future law”.

“This scenario is not a set of preferred options – it’s just one example of how options in the RIS can work together as a system,” the NTC states.

“Reading HVNL 2.0 will make it easier for you to understand the RIS.

“By showing how one suite of options can fit together, our goal is to demonstrate how the broader suite of options will make sense as a system.

“Of course we can’t describe every possible system combination in full; there are many ways to bring together a new law.

“The RIS also presents the problems each option strives to address and analyses the likely impacts of each policy option. HVNL 2.0 just describes the option for clarity.

“HVNL 2.0 is a relatively quick way to understand what a future HVNL might look like, while the RIS is designed to tell a fuller story.”

The NTC is asking stakeholders to have their say on how the new HVNL should work and will be hosting a number of online engagement sessions and face-to-face meetings over the coming months. Further information can be found at https://www.ntc.gov.au/transport-reform/ntc-projects/hvnl-review.