Submission to the NSW Freight Reform Program

10 June 2024

The Business Council of Australia (BCA) welcomes the NSW Government’s commitment to a revised strategic reform agenda and action plan to support the movement of freight. We represent Australia’s largest employers, who operate across the economy, including firms directly involved in the provision of freight services, enabling services and infrastructure, as well as major freight customers. For many of our members, an efficient and productive freight network is essential for the operation of their supply chains and the overall competitiveness of their businesses. For this reason, the BCA has a strong and broad interest in this reform.

The consultation paper provides a good starting point as a basis for discussion. BCA members have raised a number of specific areas for focus that we believe should be reinforced as part of the options developed as part of the reform program. These include:

  • Resilience, reliability, and improved travel times for freight.
  • Better use of existing major assets including our ports, terminals, and airports.
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions per tonne kilometre.
  • Nationally consistent approaches to policy wherever possible.

You can read our full submission here


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