Heavy vehicle safety grant program submissions open

Wednesday, 23 November, 2022

Heavy vehicle safety grant program submissions open

Submissions have been opened by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) for Round 8 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI).

Project submissions must address the themes of safer drivers, safer vehicles or safer road use by investing in driver or supply chain skills and training, vehicle safety technologies and improvements, or heavy vehicle educational tools and resources.

“This investment by the Australian Government is directly helping those in the heavy vehicle industry and its supply chains to deliver projects that will improve safety across their day-to-day operations and on our roads,” said Catherine King, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister.

“I encourage those working closely with heavy vehicles, whether it’s local councils, freight and logistics, warehousing or the community, to submit projects they want to see come to life to solve a safety gap or issue.”

The federal government has committed over $4 million towards Round 8 of the HVSI.

“The HVSI program has already funded 132 industry-led safety projects to support Australia’s heavy vehicle, transport and logistics sector,” said Carol Brown, Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Senator.

“Successful projects from previous rounds, such as the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Load Restraint Education Project and OzHelp’s Health in Gear Owner Driver Health and Wellness Program, have helped drivers feel safe on the worksite and on our roads.”

Submissions are now open and close on 5 pm AEST Monday, 20 February 2023.

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