Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Resources for funding recipients

Information for state, territory and local government funding recipients is below.

In this section

The National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Land Transport Infrastructure Projects sets out how the Australian Government and states can work together to deliver infrastructure projects for the benefit of Australians. The Notes on Administration (NoA) provide administrative guidance for managing projects to be funded under the National Partnership Agreement. Further information is available here.

As part of the National Partnership Agreement, the Indigenous Employment and Supplier-use Infrastructure Framework sets out a whole-of-government approach to increase opportunities for Indigenous job-seekers and businesses in the delivery of land transport infrastructure projects funded by the Australian Government.

The National Partnership Agreement requires funding recipients to provide a Project Proposal Report, consistent with the guidance in the Notes on Administration. Templates are available here.

The National Land Transport Network (NLTN) is a network of nationally-significant road and rail infrastructure links and their intermodal connections. Further information is available here.

  • Signage Guidelines

The Signage Guidelines are currently being reviewed with updates to be provided on this page in due course. If you require urgent advice relating to project signage, please contact in the first instance.

The Australian Government has gone from simply being a funding provider for transport infrastructure to being an active investor in order to deliver greater value for money.

The Department’s cost estimation guidance outlines the principles to be followed by proponents in preparing cost estimates accompanying project proposal reports.

The Reporting and Program Management system is designed to manage the Infrastructure Investment Program.

The Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program, funded by the Australian Government and delivered by local governments, aims to stimulate infrastructure and road construction in local councils and create local jobs.

The Roads to Recovery Program operates uniformly across Australia and each council is guaranteed a share of the total available funding.

Nominations for Black Spot locations are invited from state and territory governments, local councils, community groups and associations, road user groups, industry and individuals.

The Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP) are designed to provide funding to State, Territory and Local Governments for projects which will:

  • upgrade and replace bridges to enhance access for local communities and facilitate higher productivity vehicle access (BRP) and;
  • increase the productivity and safety of heavy vehicle operations (HVSPP).

Further information