Chester calls for final submissions on supply chain inquiry


Stakeholder input crucial to ensure National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy meets with future demands, minister says

Chester calls for final submissions on supply chain inquiry
Chester is inviting feedback from all members of the supply chain.

 

Submissions are being sought from all members of the supply chain on the National Freight and Supply Chain Inquiry discussion paper.

The call for submissions coincides with the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy roundtable with agribusiness stakeholders hosted by infrastructure and transport minister Darren in Melbourne today.

The feedback to the inquiry will help shape the freight strategy that aims to help position Australia to meet national freight demands of the market in coming decades.

 "This inquiry, which will feed into the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy, will ensure Australia can meet the needs of consumers, businesses, and domestic and international markets and realise the opportunities to produce more local goods," Chester says.

"Our freight task will grow by 50 per cent over the next two decades as our nation's population increases, creating additional demands on our transport network."

Chester says stakeholder input is essential to ensure the country can take maximum advantage of the growing freight task.

"The strategy will ensure the right policy and regulatory settings are in place to optimise long-term infrastructure investments, boost Australia's prosperity, and meet community expectations for safety, security, and environmental amenity," he adds.

"Everyone is part of the national supply chain, whether you are a producer competing with domestic and global markets, a freight operator shifting those products to our ports, or a consumer who wants the best value possible."

Last date for submission is July 28.

For more details, visit the Department of Infrastructure and Transport website.

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