12 January, 2022
Have you say on action plan to improve freight in Queensland
A SURVEY is now open as part of a process to develop a new Freight Action Plan for Queensland.
The Queensland Freight Action Plan (QFAP) is a rolling two-year action plan that seeks to improve efficiency and reliability in the sector.
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is now seeking input into the review of the Queensland Freight Action Plan 2020–2022 and the development of a new action plan that will cover from 2023-2025.
Transport and Main Roads Minister said the plan was key to supporting freight across the state to keep Queensland moving.
“Queensland’s freight network is absolutely vital to our economy,” Mr Bailey said.
“That’s why we continue to invest heavily in key freight corridors through our record $27.5 billion road and transport plan.
“And now, through a Queensland Ministerial Freight Council workshop, we are pushing forward on developing the next Freight Action Plan for 2023-2025.
“The input we receive from this workshop is fundamental to ensuring the future plan is fi t for purpose and meets the needs of both industry and Government.
“Freight volumes in Queensland will only continue to increase, which is why planning is required to improve efficiency and reliability in the sector.”
Mr Bailey said the government was committed to working with and learning from industry partners to keep improving freight operations around the State.
“Throughout COVID-19 our supply chains were tested, and it was the freight industry who stepped up to keep Queensland moving,” he said.
“Despite increased volumes and pressures, Queensland’s freight industry kept pace which has seen minimal impact to supply levels across the State.”
To have your say, go to www.yoursay-projects.tmr.qld.gov.au.
The survey will be available until 31 March this year.