New funding available to create safer local roads
Posted on Monday, 18 December, 2017
Almost $100 million is available under the Australian Government’s Round Six of
the Heavy Vehicle Safety
and Productivity Program (HVSPP).
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey encouraged local councils to work with
local residents and industry stakeholder to identify and priorities upgrade
projects and submit an application.
“This is a great initiative with a long history of success in delivering safer,
more productive heavy vehicle operations,” he said.
“Funding available under the HVSPP is generous with the Australian Government
providing up to $5 million to cover 50 per cent of the total cost of each
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the Australian
Government was providing state, territory and local government’s access to $98
million to fund upgrades that will improve heavy vehicle safety and freight
“Better road and heavy vehicle infrastructure means better productivity and
safer roads,” Mr Chester said.
“Round Six follows the almost $190 million already provided by the Australian
Government over the previous two rounds to help fund more than 135 projects
across the national road network in the past three years.”
Successful projects have previously included the construction of extended
acceleration lanes from heavy vehicle rest areas, major intersection upgrades, sealing
and road widening works, and road realignments.
In this round, the application period has been extended to 15 weeks to provide
applicants with enough time to prepare proposals.
The HVSPP is open for applications from 15 December 2017 until 30 March 2018.
The Guidelines for completing HVSPP applications and more information about the
assessment process, critical dates, and key contacts, are available at: http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/heavy_vehicle_safety_and_productivity.aspxLeonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744 Mr Ramsey