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NHVR broadcasts fire relief trials and triumphs

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Harvey Hay Run, Victorian collaborative efforts to the fore

NHVR broadcasts fire relief trials and triumphs
NHVR image from the eastern Victorian convoy

Bushfire-relief accomplishments, and their complexities, have been brought to light by the industry regulator.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) documents, from its perspective, how staff across Victoria and South Australia have been facilitating the movement of hay to isolated, bushfire-effected areas.

In one of its biggest operations, a collaboration NHVR and Victoria Police (VicPol) escorted a 35 hay truck convoy from Bairnsdale to Gelantipy over more than three hours.

"The NHVR was approached by the Victoria Police to assist with road traffic management, escort activities and traffic control," director southern region (operations) Paul Simionato says.

"The team was deployed to Bairnsdale, a community that has been significantly impacted by the fires, to support heavy vehicle movements in the area.

"This escort was put together at the last minute and successfully executed hassle and incident free."

Positive community feedback will see the regulator continue to assist VicPol where needed, it says.

Staff in South Australia also supported the organisers of the Harvey Hay Run, while assisting with heavy vehicle compliance and work diary enquiries and supporting them to get proper arrangements in place, Simionato says.

"Our officers visited the group of 11 road trains and three support vehicles, to answer any further concerns, audit work diaries, provide education and check vehicles were in a roadworthy state," he says.

"Fortunately, no major safety issues were identified and they were able to deal with a few minor issues and the group was very receptive and thankful for the help and assistance.

"There was a very commendable effort by staff in SA who worked tirelessly to support the reopening of the SA and WA border when the Eyre Highway was cut for several days.

"I am very proud of the achievements and commitment from all our staff, as well as the compassion and generosity of spirit demonstrated by the industry, over the last few weeks, all with a positive attitude under very tough conditions."

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