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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 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.

Funding Rounds

Round Seven

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 will close on 29 May 2020.

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.

Important Dates

Round Seven opens 17 March 2020
Round Seven closes 29 May 2020

Round Seven proposals must be submitted by 11:59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on the closing date specified.

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 Seven proposals will only be accepted through the Department's Infrastructure Management System (IMS). IMS access managers in each state, territory and local government will be able to access and upload completed Round Seven application forms using their existing IMS credentials.

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

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

Technical support is available through the IMS Help Desk on 02 6274 6782.

Key Documents

HVSPP Round Seven Guidelines DOCX: 401 KB

HVSPP Round Seven Proposal Form XLSX: 41 KB

FAQ DOCX: 136 KB

Round Six

On 30 August 2018 the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, announced the outcome of Round Six.

State, territory and local governments were eligible to apply for funding for projects that would 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 contributed up to 50 per cent of the total project cost to successful projects, up to a maximum of $5 million.

Consistent with previous rounds, projects under Round Six were selected as part of a merit-based process. In an effort to allow for a wider distribution of projects, the Australian Government limited its contribution amount to $5 million per project.

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 HVSPP@infrastructure.gov.au.