Submissions are now open for Round 9 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI), to fund new projects that will boost heavy vehicle safety.
The Australian Government has committed $4.4 million for Round 9 of the HVSI, run by the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR), with an aim of supporting projects that will delivery safety benefits across the heavy vehicle freight industry and supply chain.
Project submissions must directly address at least one of the themes – safer drivers, safer vehicles or safer road use – by investing in driver or supply chain skills and training, vehicle safety technologies and improvements, or heavy vehicle educational tools and resources.
More than $38 million has been invested into 153 initiatives over the previous HVSI rounds funded to date.
These crucial projects have included roadside health and wellness screening, online training programs, and increasing safety for vulnerable road users.
The NHVR is calling on businesses or associations looking to address a safety gap or issue to submit an application.
“The NHVR is excited to work alongside safety-focused organisations and individuals, and support innovative, implementable projects that will have long-term benefits not only for industry, but all road users,” said NHVR CEO, Sal Petroccitto.
“HVSI is a game-changing program and I’m looking forward to seeing this next round get underway, so we can continue to drive heavy vehicle safety across the country.
“At the NHVR, our goal is for Australia to have a safe, efficient, and productive heavy vehicle industry, and this new funding will support our work in doing just that.”
Submissions are now open and close at 5pm AEST 19 February 2024.
The application form and project guidelines are available here.