National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy
On 18 May 2018, the Council of Australian Governments' Transport and Infrastructure Council agreed a framework for developing a 20-year national Freight and Supply Chain Strategy (the Strategy). An integrated national approach making it faster, easier, and less expensive to move goods will help increase the competitiveness of Australian businesses and our standard of living.
The Strategy will build on the outcomes of the recommendations of the Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities.
Commonwealth contribution to National Action Plan
The Australian Government has announced its contribution to the National Action Plan.
Published on 6 April 2019, Delivering on Freight PDF: 14821 KB showcases the Australian Government’s commitment to address industry’s priorities, including improving heavy vehicle access to local roads, improving availability and sharing of freight data and investing to address pinch points in key freight corridors.
The Commonwealth has committed to designing a National Freight Data Hub, including arrangements for data collection, protection, dissemination and hosting, and the establishment of a freight data exchange pilot to allow real-time access to freight data.
To inform the development of the National Freight Data Hub, the Australian Government commissioned the iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre to review the freight data needs for industry and government, and how better data could improve operational and planning decision-making in the freight sector. The iMOVE report can be found below.
Industry Focus Groups – Summary Report
A series of focus group consultations were held around Australia, between 21 November and 4 December 2018, to test preliminary key elements of the draft National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. Key outcomes from these meetings can be found here - Industry Focus Groups Summary Report PDF: 875 KB