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Round 9 of HVSI grants closing in February

Transport businesses and operators are encouraged to submit their proposals for HVSI grants by the closing date of February 19.
HVSI grants

After opening at the end of 2023 on November 20, Round 9 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI) grants are set to close on February 19, 2024.

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and the federal government will consider projects that seek to identify and address an existing safety gap or issue within the transport industry.

Projects must address one of three themes: Safer Drivers, Safer Vehicles and Safer Road Use.

Commencing in 2016, the program has seen the federal government invest more than $38 million across 153 HVSI projects delivered so far.

12 applicants were successful in receiving funding in the eighth round, including:

  • Advantia Transport Consulting – vehicle specification envelopes for three PBS vehicles
  • ANCAP Australasia Limited – light truck ADAS safety comparison
  • Healthy Heads in Trucks & Sheds
  • Queensland Trucking Association – Think. Act. Drive. Program
  • Truck Industry Council – blind spot information system improvements for heavy vehicles

“Heavy vehicle safety is crucial for the entire community, and by taking collective action, we can implement change across a local, regional and national level,” NHVR CEO Sal Petroccitto said of the previous round of funding.

“While the HVSI has already delivered some fantastic outcomes, it’s important we continue to support initiatives that will improve road safety for all Australians.

“These projects will ensure compliance is improved across the supply chain, and I am looking forward to seeing the other positive outcomes of this grant.”

You can find more information about the previously successful applications, submit your own and find information on the Round 9 guidelines through the NHVR website.

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