Funding to improve local roads and help keep freight moving

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Local councils can now apply for new funding under the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP).

The Federal Government has committed $250 million under these programs to improve heavy vehicle safety, keep freight moving and create new economic opportunities and jobs.

For the first time, the BRP and HVSPP are running at the same time so that applicants can access the right program, for the right project. Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis.

Under this round rural and regional projects can now apply for funding to cover up to 80 per cent of the total project cost.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said this is welcome news for freight operators and the businesses and communities they support across our community.

“Funding under the BRP and HVSPP supports the infrastructure needed to ensure freight operators can continue to make essential deliveries and keep local motorists safe,” Mr Taylor said.

“This includes projects to upgrade or replace ageing bridges, and for road projects which improve the productivity and safety of heavy vehicle movements across our region.”

The Liberal and Nationals Government will continue to build on our strong record of investment in these initiatives, with more than $760 million locked in for the BRP and $607 million for the HSVPP, and ongoing funding into the future.

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