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Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program

About the program

The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP) is an Australian Government initiative to fund infrastructure projects that improve productivity and safety outcomes of heavy vehicle operations across Australia.

The Australian Government has extended the HVSPP and will provide $40 million per year from the 2021 to 2022 financial year onwards. The commitment builds on the current $328 million investment from the 2013 to 2014 financial year to the 2020 to 2021 financial year.

Applying for Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program funding

On 15 December 2017, the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, the Hon Darren Chester MP, announced that Round Six of the HVSPP was open for proposals from 15 December 2017 to 30 March 2018.

State, territory and local governments are eligible to apply for funding for projects that will upgrade road infrastructure to improve heavy vehicle safety and freight efficiency, saving lives and reducing travel times for freight on Australia's roads.

The Australian Government will contribute up to 50 per cent of the total project cost to successful projects, up to a maximum of $5 million. Proponents are encouraged to consult with industry and the community broadly on their projects to ensure industry priorities and community views are considered in the development of proposals.

Payments for all successful projects are made through National Partnership Agreements to state and territory governments. Round Six of the HVSPP will provide funding of nearly $98 million to 2020–21.

Important dates

Round Six opens 15 December 2017
Round Six closes 30 March 2018
Round Six proposal period 15 weeks

Round Six proposals must be submitted by 11:59pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on 30 March 2018.

Proponents will receive a system generated email confirming receipt of each proposal as it is submitted. If you do not receive a receipt for your submission, please contact the Department on 02 6274 8040 immediately.

How to apply

Round Six proposals will only be accepted through the Department's Infrastructure Management System (IMS). From 15 December 2017, the existing State, territory and local government IMS access manager in each organisation will be able to access and upload completed Round Six application forms using their existing IMS credentials.

The primary application spreadsheet is only available through IMS as it contains some fields that are automatically populated when it is downloaded by your access manager.

Proponents can commence preparation of their application outside of IMS by using the proposal form below. This form should then be attached in IMS once the application spreadsheet has been uploaded.

For ACCESS issues or ACCESS enquiries; and/or any technical support contact the IMS Help Desk on 02 6274 6782,

Key Documents

Current projects

Details of successful projects for previous rounds are available from the links below:

Contact us

For further information email enquiries can be sent to

The Heavy Vehicle and Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP) telephone line is 02 6274 8040.

For ACCESS issues or ACCESS enquiries; and/or any technical support contact the IMS Help Desk on 02 6274 6782,