On 1 July 2019 the Australian Government and state and territory governments (states) entered into a National Partnership Agreement (NPA).

The NPA supports the delivery of infrastructure projects and sets out how the Australian Government and states will work together to deliver infrastructure projects for the benefit and wellbeing of Australians.

The NPA covers projects administered under the National Land Transport Act 2014 (NLT Act) each state has a separately agreed schedule to the NPA which indicate the levels of funding the Australian Government intends to provide for land transport infrastructure investments. These schedules are updated following the Federal Budget each year, and as required.

A copy of the National Partnership Agreement and the latest state schedule can be found on the Federal Financial Relations website.

Review of the National Partnership Agreement

The National Partnership Agreement on Land Transport Infrastructure Projects (2019-24) was independently reviewed in 2023, in accordance with Part 6 Clause 72 of the NPA. This review was led by Professor Jane Halton AO PSM with assistance from Ms Dixie Crawford as First Nations Advisor.

In accordance with the Terms of Reference, the Review assessed the operation and effectiveness of the NPA and identified opportunities for consideration in negotiating a new Federation Funding Agreement Schedule.

Notes on Administration

The Notes on Administration for Land Transport Infrastructure Projects provide administrative guidance for managing projects to be funded under the National Partnership Agreement.


National Land Transport Act 2014

The National Land Transport Act 2014 provides the mechanism for payment of Commonwealth funding aimed at improving the performance of land transport infrastructure across Australia. These investments assist national and regional economic and social development.

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