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HVSI funding for 14 projects from transport and other industries

Third round of Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative to see $3.9 million shared

 

A funding boost for heavy vehicle safety projects has been welcomed by the Australian Trucking Association (ATA). 

The latest round of the federal government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI), administered by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), sees 14 heavy vehicle safety projects sharing $3.9 million in grants. The NHVR states that the first two rounds of the program have seen $7.72 million invested in 17 projects to improve safety for heavy vehicle drivers, operators and general road users.

“Heavy vehicle safety is everyone’s responsibility and the number one priority, so it’s excellent to receive the support of deputy prime minister Michael McCormack and the NHVR for these life-saving initiatives,” ATA chair Geoff Crouch says. 

“I particularly welcome the funding for the #GetTruckWise Campaign, a partnership between the ATA and City of Greater Bendigo.

“This project will make a positive contribution to the road safety conversation by educating and encouraging behavioural change among light vehicle drivers. 

“The outcomes of this project will also assist in shaping the ATA’s national road safety campaign.”

Five of the 14 projects receiving the funding are led by ATA member associations, including: 

  • Joint Business and Transport Industry COR Education – Western Roads Federation
  • Safe Systems: Transport COR in Tasmanian Supply Chains – Tasmanian Transport Association
  • Heavy Vehicle Safety around Ports – Queensland Trucking Association and Port of Brisbane
  • Construction of Australia’s first roadside effluent disposal facility for livestock carriers – Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association
  • A safety truck resource servicing Western Australia and the Northern Territory – Transafe WA. 

Read about the HVSI-funded confidential hotline here


“The NHVR received 38 applications for funding, and to be selected for a share shows the high quality of work done by the ATA and its member associations,” Crouch says.

“If you would like to join the safety discussion or take part in these positive initiatives, I encourage you to join an ATA member association. 

“I congratulate the recipients of the funding boost and commend both the Australian Government and the NHVR for taking a proactive approach in addressing road safety concerns.”   

Other projects to gain HVSI round 3 funding include:

  • COR 101 for saleyards – Australian Livestock Markets Association 
  • DriveAbout: Sharing the Road with Trucks – Ambrose Business Solutions 
  • Truckies top ten tips for sharing the road with trucks – Whiteline Television  
  • Chain of Responsibility awareness, education and training for primary producers – Grain Producers SA, Grain Trade Australia and National Farmers’ Federation
  • Fatigue Management and Chain of Responsibility courses tailored to the waste and recycling industry – Waste Contractors and Recyclers Association of NSW
  • Crane Project: Improving safety in the crane industry – Crane Industry Council of Australia
  • National Safety Camera Network Priority Installation Sites 2018-19 – National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

More details can be found here.

 

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