Productive freight movement is the cornerstone of a growing economy and now Bundaberg Region transport industry representatives can provide feedback on the Queensland Freight Action Plan.
A Freight Action Plan workshop will be held at the Bundaberg Multiplex on Tuesday 26 November from 2 pm to 5 pm, facilitated by Transport and Main Roads.
Mayor Jack Dempsey welcomed the extension to the State Government’s consultation period which would ensure the opinion of Bundaberg Region stakeholders were included in the process.
“Planning for the region’s future freight requirements is critical to the growth of our economy and the productivity of our industries, particularly the agricultural sector,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“As a Council we have specific goals for freight planning across the region which include removing heavy vehicles from Quay Street and ensuring appropriate transport corridors to the Port of Bundaberg.
“It’s important that anyone in the heavy vehicle industry, or whose industry relies on positive freight movement, attends this session and helps us to identify the freight needs of our future.
“Issues like intermodal transport where we could see road and rail working together are all topics for discussion throughout this session.”
Freight Action Plan workshop to guide strategy rollout
The Queensland Freight Strategy – Advancing Freight in Queensland (QFS) was released earlier this year to outline how government and stakeholders could work together to further freight across the state.
The action plan will guide the roll out of this strategy of the next two years.
Throughout the Bundaberg Queensland Freight Action Plan workshop, an update will be provided on the status of the QFS and will see stakeholders work with the State Government to co-develop the action plan.
The workshop follows the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator PBS Demo Day which is also being held at the Multiplex on 26 November from 10am to 2pm.
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