The Australian government has requested final submissions for its National Freight and Supply Chain Inquiry discussion paper. They say that stakeholder input is essential to ensure Australia can take advantage of the growing freight task.
The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport said: “This inquiry, which will feed into the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy, will ensure Australia can meet the needs of consumers, businesses, and domestic and international markets and realise the opportunities to produce more local goods.”
“Our freight task will grow by 50 per cent over the next two decades as our nation’s population increases, creating additional demands on our transport network.
“The government is investing over A$75 billion toward major infrastructure projects,to ensure that Australia’s freight task is met.