Heavy Vehicle National Law Reform Implementation Steering Committee


At the Infrastructure and Transport Ministers' Meeting (ITMM) on 30 September 2022, Ministers agreed to establish a Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) Reform Implementation Steering Committee to oversee development and implementation of legislative and non-legislative reforms.

Ministers previously agreed to progress this reform package at ITMM on 5 August 2022.

Legislative recommendations will be progressed by the National Transport Commission (NTC) with direction and oversight provided by the Steering Committee. Non-legislative recommendations will be progressed by the relevant jurisdictional lead in consultation with those jurisdictions that have nominated to contribute to each reform.


The Steering Committee will ensure:

  • progress of the reforms is consistent with the recommendations agreed at 5 August 2022 ITMM;
  • the timeframes set by Ministers are met; and
  • an appropriate level of consultation with stakeholders is undertaken and feedback is reflected in reforms as appropriate.


The Steering Committee comprises:

  • Secretary, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (Commonwealth), as Chair
  • Director-General, Department of Transport and Main Roads (Queensland)
  • Secretary, Transport for NSW (New South Wales)
  • Deputy Secretary, Department of State Growth (Tasmania).

The Australian Local Government Association is an advisor to the Steering Committee.

Mr Ken Kanofski is an independent expert advisor to the Steering Committee.

Roles and responsibilities

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee will:

  • oversee progress of legislative and non-legislative reform activities, and provide direction to the NTC on legislative reform activities as required.
  • review updates from the NTC against its approved project work plan.
  • consider advice from Mr Kanofski and Mr Pinnegar.
  • provide updates on progress of reforms to the Infrastructure and Transport Senior Officials Committee (ITSOC), and refer matters to ITSOC as required.
  • Ensure the reform implementation aligns with the intent of the package of reforms agreed by ITMM at its 5 August 2022 meeting.
  • engage with all jurisdictions and other reform leads including the NTC, Austroads and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator to resolve issues related to implementation of the reform activities.

The Steering Committee has agreed to provide regular progress updates through 'Industry statements' following each meeting. See link below to all statements.


Heavy Vehicle National Law Steering Committee Secretariat
GPO Box 594 Canberra
ACT 2601


Ken Kanofski Report to Infrastructure and Transport Ministers

Steering Committee Statements