HVIA Calls For Member Input Into Freight Strategy Review

Review of National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy bought forward to ensure fit-for-purpose

Australia’s National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy is a national framework that is designed to position Australia to meet its growing freight needs. The current strategy, published in 2019, was agreed to by governments with extensive input from the transport industry.

Whilst originally planned for its first review in 2024, infrastructure and transport ministers agreed to bring forward that review from 2024 to 2023, to ensure the strategy remains fit-for-purpose in the current environment.

For context, it is estimated that Australia’s total domestic freight task will grow by 26 per cent between 2020 and 2050. Meeting this increased demand will create unique supply chain challenges.

In the immediate recent past, these challenges have included major disruptive events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather, and severe skills and labour shortages.

HVIA will prepare a formal response to the strategy on behalf of all HVIA members and is keen to collate any specific feedback that interested members have.

Interested members can access the publicly available documents, including the discussion paper on the strategy review here.

Please provide any feedback or comments to Adam Ritzinger, Chief Technical Officer, at a.ritzinger@hvia.asn.au, before COB Wednesday, September 27.

HVIA will submit its formal response to the department before the closing day of Friday, September 29.

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