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National Partnership Agreement

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

In 2018, the National Partnership Agreement on Land Transport Infrastructure Projects was reviewed, in accordance with clause 53 of the Agreement. In accordance with the terms of reference, the review assessed the operation and effectiveness of the Agreement in facilitating the delivery of transport infrastructure projects.

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.

Notes on Administration – January 2021 PDF: 3155 KB ReadSpeaker

Legislation

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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