14 Jun 2020
Freight flights boost for South East Queensland farmers

It will now be easier for South East Queensland farmers to get their high-quality produce into key overseas export markets with the Morrison-McCormack Government helping to secure two direct freight routes to Hong Kong and Singapore.

03 Jun 2020
Buchholz applauds Woolworths' COVIDSafe culture

Assistant Minister for Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz has congratulated Woolworths Group on ‘a job well done’ after recently visiting the Brisbane Regional Distribution Centre at Larapinta.

29 May 2020
$50 million Hann Highway upgrades signed, sealed, delivered

A $50 million, four-year collaboration between all three levels of Government to seal major sections of the Hann Highway is complete. 
 

15 May 2020
Applications open for Driver Reviver funding

Owners of Driver Reviver locations across the nation can now apply for a share of $3 million in Australian Government funding to upgrade their life-saving rest sites.

14 May 2020
Applications for bridges and heavy vehicle safety funding closing soon

Local councils and state and territory governments are encouraged to apply for funding available under Round 5 of the Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and Round 7 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP).

01 May 2020
Continued support for truckies to keep Australia moving during COVID-19

Australian truck owners and operators will save hundreds of dollars a year following the Federal Government’s decision to freeze the Heavy Vehicle Road User Charge at current levels. 

29 Apr 2020
ROSI outlook for regional road-building jobs

Investment in key inland freight corridors is poised to boost road construction jobs for regional Queensland communities.

28 Apr 2020
Federal funding to fix 33 black spots in WA

Thirty-three dangerous crash sites in Western Australia will be fixed under the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Black Spot Program over the next 12 months.

28 Apr 2020
Applications open for road safety innovation funding

The opportunity to drive the future of road safety innovation and technology is here, with applications for Round 1 of the Australian Government’s $12 million Road Safety Innovation Fund now open.

30 Mar 2020
Exemptions for heavy vehicle drivers at rest stops

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Cabinet have tonight approved an exemption for roadhouses, dedicated truck stop facilities and truck driver lounges to remain open so Australia’s heavy vehicle drivers…

26 Mar 2020
Buchholz welcomes COVID-19 Coordination Commission

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, Scott Buchholz has welcomed the Prime Ministers announcement of a National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC) .

17 Mar 2020
New funding for bridges and heavy vehicle safety

Communities affected by the recent bushfires will be assessed as a priority under Round 5 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Bridges Renewal Program (BRP) and Round 7 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP). …

13 Mar 2020
Assistant Minister welcomes ATA's 'responsible decision'

Earlier today the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) announced the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming Trucking Australia 2020 conference, scheduled for 1-3 April.

11 Mar 2020
Australian heavy vehicle industry eyeing a safer future

A joint venture led by the heavy vehicle industry and partially funded by the Australian Government has delivered the Advanced Safe Truck Concept (ASTC).

11 Mar 2020
Federal funding to fix 147 'Black Spots' in NSW

A total of 147 dangerous crash sites across New South Wales will become safer under the latest round of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s Black Spot Program.