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National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy review

27 October 2023

Safety and productivity should feature more prominently as core pillars of the next National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy, the ATA submission to the review of the current strategy says.

The submission points out that the 2019-2024 strategy and national action plan were a failure.

There has been little or no improvement in broad measures of safety and productivity, and no progress on easy wins that could dramatically and permanently increase heavy vehicle productivity.

The submission warns that driving measurable change will require a full gap analysis, development of new project proposals to fill those gaps, allocating a budget to support new projects, delegation of responsibility to a central government agency and coordination of across projects to limit overlap and capitalise on potential project synergies.