New permit helping farmers get feed to flood affected livestock
The NSW Government has today announced a new Agricultural Commodities Permit to support farmers affected by flooding and needing to transport stock feed.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Sam Farraway said the Government is working with industry to ensure heavy vehicles get the access they need along key transport links.
“We all know that the recent rain has wreaked havoc on our road network but it has also damaged pastures and fodder supplies, and is hampering farmers’ efforts in getting feed to livestock,” Mr Farraway said.
“In May, we announced our Farm Gate Network access, which provides higher productivity heavy vehicles access to local roads currently across 12 regional councils areas.
“The new permit means our farmers can now apply to have heavy vehicle access to all local roads in regional NSW.
“We recognise just how difficult it is to move livestock at this current time and this initiative will better support access for heavy vehicles carrying larger loads to safely and efficiently move feed to flood affected areas.”
Permits can be applied for in the standard way via the NHVR permit portal.