Saturday 22nd Sep, 2018

Burnie – Hobart corridor a priority, says minister

Tasmanian infrastructure minister and Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff. Credit: David Sexton
Tasmanian infrastructure minister and Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff. Credit: David Sexton

THE Burnie – Hobart freight corridor is a priority for the Tasmanian government, infrastructure minister and Deputy Premier Rockliff says.

Mr Rockliff delivered the keynote address at the 2018 Tasmanian Freight & Logistics Forum in Launceston where he outlined some of the government’s priorities.

“We are particularly focused on developing the Burnie-Hobart corridor as Tasmania’s premier freight corridor connecting all major population and industrial export centres,” the minister told the gathering.

“This corridor supports the movement of high volumes of freight in the form of every major industry supply chain.”

Also speaking at the event was federal MP Zed Seselja, the assistant minister for science, jobs and innovation, who delivered the opening address.

The Tasmanian Freight & Logistics Forum was organised by the Freight and Trade Alliance, the Tasmanian Logistics Committee and Australian Peak Shippers and held at the Australian Maritime College.

Further coverage of the event will be provided both online and in the DCN’s August print edition feature on Tasmania.





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