In my role as Expert Panel Member of the National Freight and Supply Chain Inquiry, and Chair of the Westport Taskforce, I will be speaking at ALGA’s National Local Roads and Transport Congress being held in Albany, WA, on 6-8 November.
Australia’s transport, and transport globally, is changing: electric and automated cars; higher productivity vehicles; mega ships and larger aircraft. Infrastructure providers, including local governments, must adapt. The objective of this congress is to keep local governments up to speed with current issues and ensure they understand and are equipped to grapple with these challenges – essential for meeting their own objectives and securing funding.
The main topic of my talk will be Improving Freight Productivity and will specially address the following areas: • Update on the Inquiry into the Freight and Supply Chain Priorities • Local Government role in land use planning and protection of freight corridors • Local Government role in freight planning • Social license for freight • Technology and change for the sector
Myself and Andrew Higgins from CSIRO (Transit Tool), will also lead a panel discussion on “Improving Freight Productivity” on the opening morning of the Congress.