NTC charts short and long-term priorities

New NTC plan lists national regulations as key short-term focus, while taking a longer term view on road pricing

June 24, 2011

The National Transport Commission (NTC) says it will work collaboratively with governments, industry and unions to deliver priority national reforms, including uniform regulations for heavy vehicles and rail safety.

The NTC’s new strategic plan and work programme released this week lists its short and long-term priorities, with the group citing national regulations as a key focus.

NTC Chairman Greg Martin says the NTC will look to partner with governments, the industry and community in the longer term on reducing transport’s carbon emissions and improving safety.

Infrastructure pricing, intelligent transport systems, rail freight, ports and supply chain reform are other long-term themes identified in the document.

Martin says Australia has made progress toward a seamless regulation of heavy vehicles and rail safety, which will "allow industry to refocus its resources on safety and growth, not red tape".

"We will continue to champion the delivery and implementation of these historic reforms," Martin says.

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