New projects to improve heavy vehicle safety and productivity in Horsham

Motorists and truckies who live in and travel through Victoria 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).

In Horsham, the Albanese Government is investing $772,500 into improvements for the Riverside Road and the Gross Bridge.

Residents of the Horsham Rural City Council area know that these transport links are heavily used by both heavy vehicles and other road users alike, locals will soon see work commencing on the project which will support 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.

For more information, visit Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (

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 for Victoria Jana Stewart:   

“The cabin of a truck is Australia’s deadliest workplace. On average, 180 road transport workers lose their lives on Australian roads each year.

Through this critical investment the Albanese Labor Government is enhancing rural and regional roads and related infrastructure in the Mallee to increase the safety of all road users.”