New projects to improve heavy vehicle safety and productivity

Motorists and truckies who live in and travel through Hume will benefit from new Australian Government-funded projects targeting heavy vehicle safety and productivity.

The funding is part of the Australian Government’s nationwide investment of over $34.8 million in 18 projects under the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP).

Right here in Hume, the Albanese Government is investing $425,455 into improvements to the Kyeamba Gap Rest Area along Hume Highway.

Locals know that Hume Highway is heavily used by both heavy vehicles and other road users alike, locals will soon see work commencing on the upgrade of the rest area which will deliver much needed improvements.

The HVSPP provides funding to state, territory and local governments for projects that increase safety and productivity for the trucking industry and communities.

Projects funded under the program include widening and upgrading roads used in heavy vehicle freight routes as well as upgrading existing and building new truck stop rest areas.

The Australian Government has committed at least $65 million per year to the HVSPP.

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Quotes attributable to Federal Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Carol Brown:

“The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program funds projects increasing safety and reliability for the trucking industry across Australia, to enhance access and improve freight transport through local communities.

“These projects will support local communities by assisting businesses to deliver and receive their products and services more efficiently.”

Quotes attributable to Senator Deborah O’Neill:

“The Albanese Labor Government is delivering real infrastructure for the Hume Highway.

This upgraded rest area will benefit both locals and the thousands of motorists and truckies who use the Hume Highway every single day.”