What is the Driver Reviver Site Upgrades (DRSU) Program?

The Driver Reviver Site Upgrades Program is a grant opportunity that will help upgrade the existing Driver Reviver locations nation-wide to improve amenity and to provide for new equipment, as well as to support the establishment of new sites.

 

Background

The long term aim of the Driver Reviver Site Upgrades Program is to reduce the number of road fatalities and serious injuries resulting from driver fatigue, making our roads safer.

The Australian Government has committed $8 million (ex GST) in capped grants to upgrade Driver Reviver sites to improve amenity, provide for new equipment, and to support the establishment of new sites. This Program will run over 2 years from 2019-20 to 2020-21. The Program is part of a suite of measures to improve road safety under Outcome 2.2 – Road Safety.

The Office of Road Safety within the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications was established on 1 July 2019 to provide national leadership and coordination across the road safety sector including in the establishment of programs designed to reduce road trauma. The Office is responsible for delivering the Driver Reviver Site Upgrades Program.

 

Objective

The objective of Round One is to supply mobile variable messaging signage to current Driver Reviver Sites. The intended outcome of this grant opportunity is to improve road safety by reducing road trauma resulting from driver fatigue.

 

Funding

The Australian Government allocated a total of $8 million (ex GST) over two years for the Driver Reviver Site Upgrades Program.

A total of $3 million, to be spent by the Australian Government in 2019-2020, is available for Round One, commencing in May 2020. The amount of each grant will be capped at a maximum of $20,000 (ex GST) for each Driver Reviver site.

 

Eligible Projects

The Driver Reviver Site Upgrades Program is to be used for the purchase of mobile variable messaging signage for use with active Driver Reviver sites during peak holiday periods. Outside of Driver Reviver site activities, the signage should be used for other appropriate road safety messaging.

All active Driver Reviver sites are eligible and newly established sites will also be considered on a case-by-case basis in consultation with Driver Reviver Australia Ltd. Eligible Driver Reviver sites will also be confirmed with Driver Reviver Australia Ltd by the Office of Road Safety.

Eligible expenditure items are:

  • Purchase costs for the mobile variable messaging sign
  • Delivery costs
  • Registration fee (one year only)

 

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • be the owner of the land on which an active Driver Reviver site is located
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be registered for the purposes of GST
  • be a permanent resident of Australia
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution.

 

Timing

Applications close 29 May 2020.

 

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