A MEETING of the Transport and Infrastructure Council in Sydney yielded some positive outcomes, but governments need to adopt “a faster pace” when implementing key freight and logistics reforms.
That was the verdict of key industry body, the Australian Logistics Council.
Acting chief executive Lachlan Benson said the meeting set up potential progress in some key areas, including land transport market reform, heavy vehicle safety and harmonisation of regulations to promote national consistency.
“What industry now requires is all governments to act more quickly to progress reforms, so they can be implemented alongside the finalised National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy, due to be presented to the next TIC meeting scheduled for May next year,” Mr Benson said.
“Improving the efficiency and safety of our supply chains is a vital national economic priority. If Australia is going to meet its growing freight task and remain internationally competitive, then we must ensure the regulatory frameworks around freight movement reflect modern realities and allow this industry to meet customer’s expectations.”
Mr Benson said it was also crucial the review of the Heavy Vehicle National Law set to be undertaken by the National Transport Commission delivered the right outcomes.