National Partnership Agreement Land Transport Infrastructure

The procedure for accessing funds under the Australian government`s National Partnership Agreement with the Queensland government is detailed in the administration notes. The scale and funding of a promised project requires approval from the federal department (see link below for a list of promised projects). The AFN includes projects managed under the National Land Transport Act 2014 (NLT Act). Each state has a separate timetable for the AFN, which indicates the level of funding the Australian government intends to allocate to investments in land transport infrastructure. These schedules are updated annually according to the federal budget and as required. The Australian government has put in place, under the new NPA, a framework for Aboriginal participation, which will apply to new road and rail projects. The framework provides for a national approach to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal job seekers and businesses involved in the implementation of publicly funded land transportation infrastructure projects. The Australian government, through the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD), is primarily responsible for project financing within the National Land Transport Network (NLTN). The network is based on national and interregional land transport corridors that are essential for national and regional economic growth and connectivity. The AFN supports the implementation of infrastructure projects and explains how the Australian government and countries will work together to carry out infrastructure projects for the benefit and well-being of Australians.

In 2018, the National Partnership Agreement on land transport infrastructure projects was reviewed in accordance with paragraph 53 of the agreement. In accordance with the mandate, a review of the operation and effectiveness of the agreement to facilitate the implementation of transportation infrastructure projects was evaluated. An Australian government report after completion (different from the Final Report of the OnQ) is to be finalized upon completion of the project. The report summarizes performance and results based on scale, timing, budget and quality, as well as potential requirements in the letter of authorization. The report must be completed in accordance with the administration`s explanatory notes and the presentation of the RCP.