Which Vic roads clog your business? Govts to be told


Which Victorian roads are clogging your transport routes? Industry group compiles priorities for government

A Victorian industry group wants to know which roads are clogging your transport routes to instruct governments on where upgrades are needed.

The Victorian Freight and Logistics Council (VFLC) is surveying transport operators and their customers on which road upgrades will deliver the biggest bang for their buck.

VFLC Chairman John Begley says the group wants businesses "at the coal face" to prioritise upgrades to deliver more immediate productivity benefits.

"Victoria’s freight and logistics industry needs productivity gains right now," he says.

"In current economic circumstances governments will struggle to undertake major transport infrastructure projects as soon as we’d all like.

"So the Council’s Infrastructure Working Group has decided to turn the spotlight on what’s most achievable and effective – in other words, what can provide the most bang for the buck."

Begley says the group wants to know which roads are crying out for higher mass limits rating, or a point-to-point combination where higher productivity vehicles could operate.

The Infrastructure Upgrade Priority for Victoria Freight Routes 2009 survey can be completed on the VFLC website. Participants will go into a draw to win a $250 online shopping voucher.

All survey information received will be treated in confidence, Begley stresses.

"Helping us out with this data will not only assist the road transport industry utilise safer, better-maintained roads, it might also help provide the necessary upgrades that could lead to productivity gains of 20-30 percent over current levels," he says.

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