Regional Level Crossing Upgrade Fund

The Australian Government has committed $160 million over 4 years for the Regional Level Crossing Upgrade Fund (RLCUF).

The funding is available each year from 2023–24 to 2026–27 to make railway crossings safer in regional areas, with the Australian Government funding up to 50% of the cost of delivering upgrades.

Projects will be focused on supporting lower-cost, high priority upgrades. Fit-for-purpose treatments may include, but not limited to, signage, boom gates, flashing lights / lighting upgrades and rumble strips to alert motorists and pedestrians approaching regional railway crossings.

Applications can only be made by a state or territory government. Collaboration and co-funding from councils or private organisations is strongly encouraged.

Funding rounds

Two funding rounds are scheduled to be held:

Round 1 — 29 September 2023 (Closed)

Round 2 — submissions closing 27 September 2024

A review of unspent funds will be undertaken in early 2025 following the second round intake.

Contact: RL***@in************.au