The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP) is an Australian Government initiative to fund infrastructure projects that improve the productivity and safety outcomes of heavy vehicle operations across Australia.
As part of the Local and State Government Road Safety Package announced in the 2019-2020 Budget, the Australian Government has committed an additional $25 million per year to the HVSPP from 2019-2020. The Government will provide $508 million to the HVSPP from the 2013-2014 financial year to the 2022-2023 financial year, with an on-going commitment of $65 million each year following.
On 17 March 2020, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, announced that Round Seven of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program is open to state, territory and local governments for proposals and closed on 29 May 2020. An announcement for Round Seven outcomes is expected shortly.
In an effort to allow for a wider distribution of projects and provide greater access to necessary infrastructure upgrades, the Australian Government has opened Round Seven of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program in conjunction with Round Five of the Bridges Renewal.
Where relevant we encourage partners in the Inland Queensland Roads Action Project (IQ-RAP) to refer to the work and evidence base in the Inland Queensland Road Network Strategy and IQRNS Appendices and the national Infrastructure Priority List (page 155) to support their applications.
Please do not hesitate to contact RDA if we can assist with advice or letters of support.
We wish all local governments across the region success with their applications.