The Wide Bay Burnett region is part of Queensland’s busiest freight corridor and is only going to get busier!
Queensland's freight task is forecast to increase from 871 million tonnes in 2010-11 to about 1,741 million tonnes by 2026, driven by demand from agriculture, mining and population growth. The road transport industry is critical to this growth.
This Forum seeks the views and input of road transport operators and freight users into planning for the predicted major growth in road freight in the Wide Bay Burnett region.
Finding ways to move freight more efficiently, whether by improving infrastructure that increases road network access for innovative, freight efficient vehicles, or by investing in projects that could remove freight movement bottlenecks, thus generating benefits for the entire supply chain, will be key.
Forum issues to be discussed:
1. We expect over 70% growth in freight in the next six years. What are some solutions to make freight easier in the Wide Bay Burnett?
2. We have a target of doubling food production by 2040 and expect growth right across the region. How could freight transportation enable this to happen?
3. With the growth in resource and energy in the Surat Basin and the movement of manufactured goods from the Wide Bay Burnett to the Surat, what infrastructure could impact on an east-west corridor?
4. As the population grows, where are the major obstructions to access? How can this be improved?
To view the agenda click here.
Transport Action Forum
Burke Old Bank Building, 46 Nash Street, Gympie
Wednesday 18th of June 2014
9.30am to 12.3pm
Price: No charge, fully subsidised
To register please click here
For more information please contact Denise Raybould on 07 3364 0603 or email Denise.Raybould@qmisolutions.com.au
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