A NEW FREIGHT PLAN IS LAUNCHING IN THE NSW GOVERNMENT | Sowoll

Release time: Sunday, September 30, 2018
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The NSW Freight and Ports Plan 2018-2023 is said to guide more than $5 billion to be invested across the sector to support the growing freight task while managing growth and congestion across road and rail.
A new plan that “will deliver safer, faster, more efficient and sustainable freight movement to boost a growing NSW economy” has been launched by the NSW Government.

“The amount of freight moved through NSW is set to grow by 28 percent to more than 618 million tonnes by 2036. To support this, the NSW Freight and Ports Plan 2018-2023 provides more than 70 initiatives for increasing capacity on the existing network, including building new infrastructure,”Mrs Pavey said.

Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey said more than three million households and businesses across the state tap in to the freight network every day, relying on the timely and efficient movement of good to markets nationally and globally.



The plan is said to bring together policy makers, producers, operators, regulators and government allowing for more coordinated and better freight planning.

Mrs Pavey also said, “From big businesses to farmers, retailers to consumers – we all rely on our goods getting to us in a safe and efficient manner. For this reason the NSW Government has set firm targets to achieve faster, more efficient and higher capacity networks to remain competitive, support jobs and deliver economic growth across NSW."

This, compounded by a desire to have same day delivery for online goods, requires government and industry to have the freight network capable of working at full throttle.

“With freight and logistics contributing more than $180 million to the NSW economy every day, an increasing population and consumer preferences changing, the freight network will face increased future demand."
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