Draft National Road Transport Technology Strategy and 2024–27 National Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Action Plan

We're seeking your feedback on a draft National Road Transport Technology Strategy and 2024–27 National Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Action Plan, which will help to guide nationally coordinated and consistent rollouts of new road transport technologies across Australia.

Why we want your input

Your input will help shape the development of the final strategy and action plan to ensure they meet industry and community needs and support the deployment of new road transport technologies across Australia.

How you can voice your opinion

Review the draft strategy and action plan and tell us what you think by using the 'Have your say’ button below or emailing your submission to: NRTTStrategyandCAVActionPlan
@infrastructure.gov.au.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your submission will inform the development of the final National Road Transport Technology Strategy and 2024–27 National Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Action Plan. These documents will guide the rollout of new technologies which will help make road transport safer, less congested, more accessible, more convenient, and more environmentally friendly.

The Issue

Commonwealth, state and territory governments, Austroads and the National Transport Commission have been working together to develop the draft National Road Transport Technology Strategy and 2024–27 National Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Action Plan, to encourage a nationally consistent approach by governments to supporting new road transport technologies. A nationally consistent approach helps governments and industry make investment decisions, and facilitates the smooth operation of technologies across state and territory borders.

The finalised National Road Transport Technology Strategy and 2024–27 National Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Action Plan will replace the National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology and National Land Transport Technology Action Plan 2020–2023. Our aim is to have the new strategy and action plan in place by mid-2024.

The draft strategy updates the national policy framework to reflect changes which have occurred since the framework was published in 2016. It sets out the role of governments in technology rollout, and principles to help governments decide how to best support new road transport technologies. The main focus of the draft strategy is CAVs and their supporting infrastructure and systems, and related technologies and services. The draft strategy complements a range of state and territory transport strategies and roadmaps. It also complements the National Electric Vehicle Strategy and state and territory electric vehicle (EV) initiatives that aim to increase EV uptake.

The draft action plan builds on the 2016–19 and 2020–23 National Land Transport Technology Action Plans. It sets out Australia's short to medium term priorities and how the Commonwealth, state and territory governments will work together to prepare for the rollout of CAVs. This includes setting up the automated vehicle regulatory framework; moving toward nationally consistent rollouts of cooperative intelligent transport systems; and looking at cross-cutting issues like data sharing, workforce impacts, supporting infrastructure, accessibility and environmental sustainability.

We would like to hear your views on the draft National Road Transport Technology Strategy and 2024–27 National Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Action Plan, including:

  • How can the role of governments and the principles guiding government action in the draft strategy be improved?
  • Are the actions in the draft action plan the right ones? Do you disagree with any proposed actions? Are there any actions missing?
  • What other changes should be made to the draft strategy and action plan?

Find out more about road transport technologies, including CAVs, below:

Relevant documentation

Participate

25 Oct 2023 10:00 AEDT
06 Dec 2023 17:00 AEDT
Closed

We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

This consultation is closed.

Alternatively please email your completed template submission to NRTTStrategyandCAVActionPlan@infrastructure.gov.au.

Australian Privacy Principle 5 Notice

Public consultation on the draft National Road Transport Technology Strategy and 2024-27 National Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Action Plan

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (the department) is collecting information for the purposes of developing the National Road Transport Technology Strategy (Strategy) and 2024–27 National Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Action Plan (Action Plan), in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

The department will use this information to inform consideration of issues associated with developing the final Strategy and 2024–27 Action Plan and will store this information securely. It may be used by the department to make further contact with you about the Strategy and Action Plan.

The department will not disclose information to third parties, except in the circumstances outlined below.

The department may disclose information to other Commonwealth Government agencies and/or state and territory government agencies, Austroads and/or the National Transport Commission (NTC) for the purposes of informing development of the Strategy and Action Plan.

Submissions, in part or full, including the name of the author may be published on the department's website unless the submission is confidential. Confidential submissions (including the author's name) will not be published but may be disclosed as outlined below. Private addresses and contact details (other than names) will not be published or disclosed to any third parties unless required by law.

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Confidential submissions will be kept securely and will only be disclosed in the following circumstances:

  • in response to a request by a Commonwealth Minister
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The department may disclose confidential submissions within the Commonwealth of Australia, including with other Commonwealth agencies, where necessary in the public interest. Where necessary to inform development of the Strategy and Action Plan, the department may also disclose confidential submissions to state and territory government agencies, Austroads and/or the NTC.

Please note that in order to protect the personal privacy of individuals in accordance with the Privacy Act any submissions containing sensitive information, personal information or information which may reasonably be used to identify a person or group of people may not be published, even if not marked as confidential.

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