Submissions for safety grant program now open

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has opened submissions for Round 8 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative (HVSI) which funds new safety projects for the heavy vehicle industry.

Project submissions must address the themes of 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.

The Australian Government has committed over $4 million towards Round 8 of the HVSI.

“The HVSI program has already funded 132 industry-led safety projects to support Australia’s heavy vehicle, transport and logistics sector,” said Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Senator Carol Brown.

“Successful projects from previous rounds, such as the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Councils’ Load Restraint Education Project and OzHelp’s Health in Gear Owner Driver Health and Wellness Program, have helped drivers feel safe on the work site and on our roads.”

NHVR Chief Executive Officer Sal Petroccitto added, “We are casting the net wide, calling for submissions from across all sectors, to give everyone an opportunity to deliver the heavy vehicle safety improvements they are passionate about,” added NHVR Chief Executive.

Submissions are now open and close on Monday February 20, 2023 at 5pm AEST.

For more information on the HVSI program, including the submission process and eligibility, click here.

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