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Permits scrapped for VIC crane operators along 700 roads

  • Posted on Wednesday 14th, May 2014.

Crane operators in Victoria will now have easier access to roads with no permit required to travel on around 700 roads so far.

More than 460 metropolitan roads and 240 local roads in the municipalities of Greater Dandenong, Cardinia, Hume and Hobsons Bay will be available to travel on without the need for a permit according to VicRoads.

“The new network will reduce the regulatory burden for the industry, with crane operators able to get out on the road when needed, without waiting for a permit to be issued,” said Victorian Minister for Roads, Terry Mulder - revealing that the figure is expected to grow rapidly in coming weeks as more councils come on board.

"However, permits will still be required for travel on other parts of the road network and compliance monitoring will continue.”

VicRoads, on behalf of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator, issues approximately 600 crane permits per month. Operators will also benefit from VicRoads’ work on an approved network for 2 and 3 axle terrain cranes and a rural crane network for regional Victoria, which are expected to be finalised later this year.

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