Christmas road safety message

This year’s holiday season will bring joy to those who get the chance to catch up with families and friends for the first time in months.

17 December 2021

Opinion piece

Rest easy on Far North Queensland roads

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz recently visited Far North Queensland and inspected several rest areas between Cairns and Georgetown, jointly funded under the Rest Area Upgrade Program, part of the…

14 December 2021

Media release

Drive to survive and thrive this festive season

As COVID-19 restrictions ease and Australians’ minds turn to long-awaited travel over the upcoming festive season, the Australian Government is urging people to drive safely.

10 December 2021

Media release

National location data to haul freight industry into new era

Truckies and businesses will be able to get Aussie produce from gate to plate more efficiently thanks to the launch of the new National Location Registry.

08 December 2021

Media release

$5.6 million for heavy vehicle safety grants

The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing a further $5.6 million in initiatives that will deliver safety improvements across Australia’s heavy vehicle industry, protect all road users and grow the economy.

26 November 2021

Media release

Awarding an industry that keeps Australia moving

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz has today acknowledged the Australian heavy vehicle industry at the Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) National Awards, in Brisbane.

19 November 2021

Media release

Transforming Australia's longest shortcut

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz this week joined Winton Mayor, Gavin Baskett and Boulia Mayor, Rick Britton to inspect the Outback Way, dubbed ‘Australia’s longest shortcut’.

18 November 2021

Media release

Sealing the Ootann Road for a ROSI ride

The Morrison Government is investing a further $5.92 million to build on previous upgrades of the Ootann Road, a key freight route in North Queensland, to improve safety, reduce travel times and keep communities connected year-round.

15 November 2021

Media release

$250 million to improve roads and keep freight moving

The Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $250 million in initiatives that will improve heavy vehicle safety, keep freight moving and create new economic opportunities and jobs.

10 November 2021

Media release

NTC decision on working hours welcomed

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz has welcomed the decision today by the National Transport Commission (NTC), to not pursue a reduction of weekly working hours for truck drivers.

29 October 2021

Media release

Connecting Central Australia: Maryvale Road sealing extended by 20 kilometres

The sealing of an additional 10 kilometres of Maryvale Road to Titjikala is now complete.

20 October 2021

Media release

Boosting Australia's freight and supply chain performance

Newly available data capturing Australia’s freight and supply chain performance over road and rail will help freight operators and the businesses they support to improve their operations, save on costs and grow on the other side of the COVID-19…

15 October 2021

Media release

Intersection near Berri set for an upgrade

Freight productivity and road safety in South Australia’s Riverland region is being improved with upgrades to a major intersection on the Old Sturt Highway getting underway in the coming weeks and the completion of works on the Paringa Bridge.

29 September 2021

Media release

Tenders open for major Newell Highway upgrade

Tenders are now being called to engage a head contractor to manage the largest project underway as part of the Newell Highway Upgrade package.

24 September 2021

Media release

Mossman-Daintree Road safety upgrades getting underway

Work on Mossman-Daintree Road kicks off this month, as part of a $44.1 million program of upgrades across Far North Queensland.

22 September 2021

Media release

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