Heavy vehicle use in the wine industry: national consultation

Additional stakeholder meetings are being held across New South Wales and Western Australia to ensure a consistent approach to heavy vehicle Chain of Responsibility across winegrowing regions of Australia.

As a wine producer, grapegrower and transporter of grapes and bottled wine, you are required to comply with the Chain of Responsibility requirements.

This includes ensuring that goods are not overloaded, that drivers are not encouraged or pressured to speed or drive while fatigued and that they are secured properly.

To ensure a consistent approach to heavy vehicle Chain of Responsibility across winegrowing regions of Australia, a new Registered Industry Code of Practice is being developed by the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) in partnership with Australian Grape & Wine (AGW).

Stakeholder meetings have been held in South Australia, and now sessions are being held in Western Australia in late June and New South Wales in July.

These stakeholder meetings provide an opportunity for members of the wine industry to discuss key issues and practical solutions in relation to Chain of Responsibility compliance to ensure any Code of Practice reflects industry needs and requirements.

The meeting is aimed at wine producers, grape growers, vineyard contractors and transporters.

There is no cost to attend the meeting.

Dates and locations:

  • Perth – 29 June 2021 – Tuesday, 10.00am-12.30pm. Location: Swan River Hotel, 1 Epsom Avenue, Ascot WA 6104
  • Busselton – 30 June 2021 – Wednesday, 10.00am-12.30pm. Location: Shelter Brewing, 11 Foreshore Parade, Busselton WA 6280.
  • Cessnock – 13 July 2021 – Tuesday, 9.00am – 11.30am. Location: Wine Country Motor Inn, 5 Darwin St, Cessnock NSW
  • Orange – 14 July 2021 – Wednesday, 9.00am – 11.30am. Location: Hotel Canobolas, 248 Summer St, Orange NSW
  • Griffith – 15 July 2021 – Thursday, 9.00am – 11.30am. Location: Riverina Winegrape Growers, 182 Yambil St, Griffith NSW
  • Canberra – 16 July 2021 – Friday, 00am – 11.30am. Location: Abode Belconnen, 3 Grazier Lane, Belconnen ACT

The project is funded by the NHVR’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Federal Government.

To register for WA dates, click here. For NSW dates, click here.


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