Civil contractors’ body welcomes road safety funding


Melham says CCF plans to present a ‘tangible’ heavy vehicle road safety project

Civil contractors’ body welcomes road safety funding
Christopher Melham commends the efforts of minister Darren Chester and NHVR boss Sal Petroccitto to improve road safety in Australia.

 

The Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) is planning to make a submission to the federal government proposing new safety initiatives that can improve heavy vehicle road safety across Australia.

The announcement comes after the government’s invitation to industry members and relevant stakeholders to propose road safety efforts that can be part of the $3.8 million Commonwealth funding program.

This, along with Canberra’s allocation of $350,000 to support the industry code of practice development, will "greatly contribute" to improving road safety in Australia, the CCF says.

The federation’s new CEO, Christopher Melham, who was the chief executive of Australian Trucking Association until late last year, congratulates federal infrastructure and transport minister Darren Chester and National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) CEO Sal Petroccitto for their efforts in this direction.

"The civil construction sector has a significant heavy vehicle fleet across the length and breadth of Australia, interacting with other road users on a daily basis," Melham says.

"The challenge now is for CCF members to put their thinking caps on to design and put forward a tangible heavy vehicle project proposal that will enhance the safety of our fleet and the other road users that interact with us across Australia."

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