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Freight and Logistics Council of Western Australia

Dean Nalder

Western Australia remains the cornerstone of the country’s economy. Ever-increasing trade levels in minerals, agricultural goods and containers are testament to the on-going strength of this State.

The public in Western Australia and Australia more generally, are the beneficiaries of these high levels of economic activity. However, with high levels of economic activity comes demands and pressure on our ports, rail lines, road network and aviation system, which all make up the integral freight networks in Western Australia . Freight infrastructure in WA is under unprecedented pressure. The combination of the State’s rapidly increasing population and the ongoing urban densification, adds to this pressure.

During this period of growth, it is more important than ever to have a clear vision on how to address and cater for future demands on our freight network. Our Department of Transport is responding to these pressures with the development of key strategic plans that offer a blueprint to ensure we are planning for the necessary infrastructure needs of the State . Those plans focussed on the freight task are especially valuable given the pressures we currently face and our drive towards efficiencies.

In order for these strategic plans to work, the support of industry, both freight users and freight providers, is essential. Industry input enriches the plans as they are being developed and encourages ownership of them during implementation.

The Freight and Logistics Council of Western Australia is an important forum where freight users and providers sit side by side with Government to listen and learn from each other. The Council’s task is to provide independent advice on strategic policy issues impacting the delivery of freight services in this State. The group has been successfully doing this since its establishment in 2009.

I urge you to access the information provided on this website, as an efficient freight system is as vital to the State as a reliable energy network. The Council makes a strong contribution towards developing and maintaining Western Australia’s freight network, which ultimately benefits both the economic and social well-being of Western Australia.

Hon Dean Nalder
Minister for Transport