New Projects Announced In HV Rest Area Program

The Federal Government has unveiled funding for five new projects under the Heavy Vehicle Rest Area Program across South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia.

The projects are part of a $17 million joint initiative between federal, state and local governments, with the Australian Government contributing more than $14 million.

They are funded through the second tranche of the HVRAP, which will provide $140 million of funding over 10 years.

The projects include construction of new rest areas with dedicated slip and turning lanes, shelters, landscaping, and connecting footpaths, as well as the upgrade of existing ones from light to heavy vehicle classification with all-weather pavement, solar lighting, and amenities.

Projects will be delivered on the Barrier Highway in South Australia, Newell Highway and Sturt Highway in New South Wales, and in Pingelly, Western Australia.

Federal Assistant Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Senator Carol Brown, says investing in much-needed rest stops will ensure truck drivers spend less time on the roads and get home safely to their loved ones.

“I would like to thank the HVRA Steering Committee for their work in identifying these strategic projects that are essential for the safety of all road users,” she says.

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