WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (WAHVA) Scheme Review: Implementing Recommendations

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In 2019 a review of the WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (WAHVA) Scheme was completed, identifying 24 recommendations across four streams: Policy, Legislation, Administration and Audit Management.

To assist us explore the recommendations and proritise implementation, a Stakeholder Reference Group (SRG) has been established.

If you'd like to learn more or stay up-to-date on the valuable work the group are doing, we encourage you to register your details via 'Stay Informed' to receive our project newsletter.


In 2019 a review of the WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (WAHVA) Scheme was completed, identifying 24 recommendations across four streams: Policy, Legislation, Administration and Audit Management.

To assist us explore the recommendations and proritise implementation, a Stakeholder Reference Group (SRG) has been established.

If you'd like to learn more or stay up-to-date on the valuable work the group are doing, we encourage you to register your details via 'Stay Informed' to receive our project newsletter.


  • July SRG Meeting: Project Progress Updates

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    5 days ago


    The July 2020 Meeting was again held virtually. An update was provided to the SRG as to the progress of a number of recommendations including Recommendation #2: Review the Roadworthiness form and process and Recommendation #21 Optimise Quality Standards for Auditors.

    The Project Team provided an update on Main Roads project to deliver a new website and discussed the make up of the group due to a SRG member rescinding their membership.

    The next SRG meeting is planned for August 2020.

  • SRG May Meeting: Recommendation #2: Review the Roadworthy Process and Form.

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    5 days ago

    May 2020 saw the third meeting of the SRG being held virtually due to travel restrictions and social distancing measures in place. Discussions focused around a draft discussion paper, being developed, which will identify four options to address Recommendation #2 - Updating the Roadworthiness Process and Form.

    Addressing Roadworthiness generated robust discussions amongst the SRG, and the group have tasked the Review Recommendation Implementation project team with researching a number of treatments which were not identified in the draft discussion paper, which include investigating the relationship between a restricted access vehicles (RAV) age, distance travelled (KMS) and the 'roadworthiness' of a RAV.

    The next meeting of the SRG is planned for June 2020.

  • SRG March Meeting: Roadworthiness, Optimise Audit Report and WAHVA Metrics

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    5 months ago

    March 2020 saw the second meeting of the SRG occur, with discussions focusing on recommendation # 2- 'Review the roadworthiness form and process'. The Group discussed potential options to address roadworthiness which included frequency of inspections, the relaitonship between vehicle age and risk, current roadworthy approaches both nationally and internationally and the development of a inspection manual.

    Other agenda topics included recommendation #4 - Develop and implement metrics that will evelauate the effecitvies of the WAHVA Scheme and recommendation #23 - Optimise and automate audit report.

    The next meeting of the SRG has been scheduled for late April 2020 and the minutes from the March meeting will be available 3 April 2020.

  • Stakeholder Reference Group is put to work

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    8 months ago


    The WAHVA Stakeholder Reference Group (SRG) met for the first time on Tuesday, 10 December 2019.

    Established via an 'expression of interest' process, the SRG will help us to explore and implement the 24 recommendations made following the review of the WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation (WAHVA) Scheme.

    The SRG is made up of the following industry representatives:

    • Kathleen Janissen - WAHVA Auditor
    • Garry Tapper - Catalano’s
    • Mal Southern - Zenith Low Loaders
    • Glen Kendall - Kendall Trucking
    • Samantha Cox - Arizona Haulage
    • Grant Robbins - Kulin Transport
    • Steve Carey – LinFox
    • Jason Millar - WAHVA Auditor
    • Tony York - Yorks Anamenka (Anamenka Farms)
    • Jason Walters – Transport Workers Union

    Meeting minutes, available in the new year, can be accessed via 'important links'.

    If you'd like to learn more or stay up-to-date on the valuable work the group are doing, we encourage you to register your details via 'Stay Informed' to receive our project newsletter.