Australian governments are committed to an expected
$290 billion in public infrastructure investment over the
next 10 years – including an approximate doubling of
investment over the next three years. This will mean
a wave of construction projects mostly relating to
transport, utilities and social infrastructure. Many of
these projects will be in cities, towns and urban areas.
As a direct result of this increase in construction activity,
the number of heavy vehicle movements related to and
in those project locations will also increase significantly.
Recognising that the movement of construction heavy
vehicles in populated areas can present hazards for
the community – particularly Vulnerable Road Users –
both State and Commonwealth governments seek to
prioritise and promote the use of safer heavy vehicles,
improved driver standards, more effective logistics
planning and greater engagement with the community
on road safety initiatives.
Construction Logistics and Community Safety – Australia
(“CLOCS-A”) is a national voluntary Standard developed
with the primary aim of managing the risks and impacts
associated with a construction project’s on-road
transport and logistics activities to improve community
This standard is the result of the collective effort of
industry champions involved in construction projects and
the supply chain.
Through the wider adoption of the CLOCS-A Standard
across Australian construction projects and supply
chains, it is expected that the risk of road trauma
involving construction vehicles will be reduced and the
efficiency of construction project logistics improved.