Game Changing & Transformative:

Regional Australia Level Crossing Safety Program Grants

The Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation applauds the release of Regional Australia Level Crossing Safety Program Grants. This unique, game changing and transformative $160 million program will be a watershed moment to address the disproportionate regional road death tally.

A total of $4.6 million in grant funding is being offered across two rounds with the first round closing on Thursday, 23 March 2023.

Other funding of $1.7 million is available to the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator to apply for grants to improve data and risk assessment of level crossings, enabling road and rail infrastructure managers to better target protections and prioritise crossings for upgrade.

The proposed multi-pronged approach covering upgrades, education, data collection and research will for the first time maximise industry and community collaboration in the pursuit of less incidents, accidents and deaths.

The time for implementation of innovative research has arrived. NTRO Rail is uniquely positioned to support this important work.

Extract from the Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King’s media release –

Life-saving road safety investment

Regional and rural communities have been campaigning for safety upgrades at level crossing and we have listened.

“These grants deliver on our October 2022–23 Budget commitment to establish the RALCSP, targeting safety at these crossings nationwide.

“I strongly encourage all stakeholders, including those from the industry, research bodies, and universities, to apply for the Research and Innovation Project grants.

“Thanks to this grant opportunity, your innovative ideas and technology can help save lives into the future.”