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Freight and supply chain review begins

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A review of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy is underway, led by the federal department of infrastructure in collaboration with industry and state and territory governments.

According to a statement from federal infrastructure minister Catherine King on Thursday, the strategy is a “holistic, coordinated and multi-modal approach to increase the safety, productivity and resilience of freight and supply chains” agreed to by all jurisdictions.

The review is to assess if there are gaps in the Strategy’s goals and identify priorities for the next five-year National Action Plan.

“The review will undertake stakeholder consultation and consider public submissions,” said King.

“In late August, I am looking forward to hosting a round table to hear directly from industry how the strategy can be strengthened.”

Ministers are expected to consider the review’s recommendations “by the end of this year.”

Picture: credit Inland Rail/Joshua J Smith

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