Lead agency

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

Enduring question 1.2

What is the condition of Australia's infrastructure?

Gap addressed

Lack of national-level infrastructure asset management measures.


Current monitoring of transport infrastructure assets (such as roads, tracks, bridges, and tunnels) is made on an ad hoc basis, with data being collected by private or public entities.

Heavy Vehicle Infrastructure Asset Registers (asset registers) provide information on key freight routes across Australia (see example output below). The asset registers increase the transparency of service delivery to the heavy vehicle industry and enhance public understanding of the performance of the road infrastructure network.

The asset registers are developed annually for each jurisdiction and published on the Transport and Infrastructure Council website1. The information is provided in both data tables and interactive map files, which can be opened in Google Earth or a similar mapping application.


Expand the asset registers.

Project update

The second editions of the asset registers are now available. The update extends some state and territory asset registers beyond the Key Freight Routes and includes rest stop location data.

Future editions will be designed to further expand and enrich the asset registers, including increasing the breadth of data to incorporate more roads.

Related publication

The image below shows heavy vehicle infrastructure routes in Ravenshoe (Far North Qld). Ratings above the expected level for a particular road type are coloured blue, those within the expected range are coloured green while those with a rating below the expected range are coloured red.


heavy vehicle infrastructure routes in Ravenshoe (Far North Qld)

1 Transport and Infrastructure Council, Heavy Vehicle Road Reform, transportinfrastructurecouncil.gov.au/publications/heavy_vehicle_road_reform.aspx