THE government has released an Options Paper in line with its $5.2m investment in a National Freight Data Hub including the creation of a prototype website.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for infrastructure, transport and regional development Michael McCormack said the Hub would help businesses and governments make better operational and investment decisions.

“The Options Paper sets out the design of the Hub and we encourage feedback from industry to inform its development,” Mr McCormack said.

“The freight and logistics sector is the vital link across our supply chains and the Hub will play an important role in supporting the sector.

 “Industry input will ensure the design is responsive to users’ needs, leading to improvements across transport and infrastructure planning.”

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Assistant Minister for freight transport Scott Buchholz said, “This is an opportunity for Australia to pioneer the journey towards freight data transparency and exchange.

“The Hub is another one of many concrete steps we have taken to support Australian jobs and productivity, by facilitating innovation and freight efficiency.”

Submissions to the National Freight Data Hub Options Paper close on 11 September 2020.

To view the Options Paper visit: https://www.infrastructure.gov.au/transport/freight/national-freight-data-hub/index.aspx

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