PREMIER of Victoria Daniel Andrews has accepted an invitation to meet with VTA members and other stakeholders from the freight and logistics sector.
The meeting is part of an early evening event being held at the Members Dining Room at the Victorian Parliament House on Wednesday 15 August.
“With the Victorian Freight Plan recently announced, and unprecedented road and rail infrastructure being built across the state, the needs of the freight and logistics sector are a priority for state and federal legislators,” said VTA chief executive Peter Anderson.
“We are delighted the Premier has agreed to meet with the VTA and its members and supporters, to outline initiatives either in place or under consideration by the Victorian Government to ensure Victoria retains its mantle as the freight capital of Australia,” he said.
“With the November state election looming, attendance at this event is a great opportunity to contribute to policy formulation that could have far-reaching impacts on our industry.”
Mr Anderson said the VTA had cultivated a positive working relationship with the Victorian government to advance the interests of members and freight and logistics more generally.
Previous speakers at VTA events have included Treasurer Tim Pallas, roads and ports Minister Luke Donnellan and industrial relations Minister Natale Hutchins.