A Steering Committee is being established to guide an additional $80 million Australian Government investment in new and upgraded heavy vehicle rest areas across the country.
The Australian Government’s 2022 Budget delivered an additional $80 million for new and upgraded heavy vehicle rest areas, with heavy vehicle rest area funding up to $140 million over the next 10 years.
A Steering Committee is being established to guide the process and give truckies a voice in shaping the projects which are funded through this initiative.
The Committee will share strategic advice and set priorities for heavy vehicle rest area projects as truck drivers themselves know more than most about the missing gaps in our rest area network.
Find out more: Interested long-haul drivers can express their interest in being part of the Steering Committee on the department’s website.