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ALC reacts to infrastructure and transport ministers’ meeting 

The Australian Logistics Council says accelerated reform is required to support the industry through present and future challenges, following the 15th meeting of transport ministers.  

The proposed National Urban Freight Planning Principles was endorsed to form an integral part of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. 

The ALC say this is welcome news but wants a commitment to keep the planning principles under constant review in order to adjust to industry changes.  

In a statement, the logistics representative says it “will continue to monitor how well the jurisdictions adopt these Principles into their planning documentation, so the continuous efficient and safe movement of freight from despatch point to delivery location can be achieved. 

ALC says it’s disappointed with the slow pace of reform to the Heavy Vehicle Road Reform (HVRR), which is designed for determining the road user charges to be imposed on heavy vehicles. 

The ministers meeting has prompted the ALC to outline its expectations of what should be achieved within the next year: 

  • jurisdictions will be able to show progress in the implementation of the National Urban Freight Planning Principles; and
  • the National Transport Commission will be able to provide recommendations on the key areas of reform capable of immediate implementation. 

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