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2014 Heavy Vehicles Charges Determination

25th November 2016

COAG Decision Regulation Impact Statement – National Transport Commission

On 9 May 2014, Transport Ministers agreed to new charging arrangements for heavy vehicles. The new arrangements will include the adoption of trailer axle group charging for articulated trailers, improved transparency around expenditure reporting by jurisdictions and the adoption of the latest and most robust research on each heavy vehicle class’s contribution to road wear. They are intended to ensure that registration charges are consistent for different types of articulated trailers that are commonly substituted to suit the type of load being carried, unlike current registration charges which vary significantly between otherwise similar trailer types.

As the new arrangements would result in a reduction in heavy vehicle revenues, governments agreed to delay the commencement of the new arrangements until 1 July 2016.

The decision RIS is available here.

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