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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2011
21 FUTURE FREIGHT NETWORKS 2011 Strategies Actions Responsibility Timeframe a. Engage with COAG, ATC Ministers, and their Departments to advocate a national approach to issues affecting the Australian transport industry b. promote effective and efficient supply chains in Australia through regulatory reform and appropriate infrastructure investment, including by maximising efficiency in existing supply chains I. Develop a report providing a comprehensive description and assessment of the Australian transport and logistics industry today, projections of how the demand for transport and logistics services might develop over the period to 2030 (and beyond). Include an analysis of the infrastructure consequences of the expected growth in demand and strategies for addressing those consequences.The report will focus on infrastructure of national significance to the transport and logistics industry (roads, railways, sea ports and air ports). Infrastructure Policy Committee 2012 II. Monitor and engage in Government actions on the Report by the Prime Minister’s Task Group on Energy Efficiency Develop an ALC position on energy efficiency and the contribution by the freight transport and logistics industry to climate change and mitigation. Infrastructure Policy Committee 2012 III. Capital City Strategic Planning Systems - COAG has agreed to national objectives and criteria for the future strategic planning of Australia’s capital cities: Australian Logistics Council to ensure capital city strategic planning systems » take into account transport and logistics issues ALC to assess the impact of population changes on future requirements for » the freight transport and logistics industry. Infrastructure Policy Committee 2012 IV. Advocacy on the national transport policy and regulatory reform agenda being driven by the COAG and ministers of the ATC: Nati » onal Rail Safety Regulator and regulatory framework National Marine Safety Regulator and regulatory framework » National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and regulatory framework. » Regulation Policy Committee 2013 V. Influence development of one national law for each of these Regulators to minimise conflict with related regulatory frameworks such as National Workplace Health and Safety laws and regulations. Regulation Policy Committee 2013 VI. National Workplace Health and Safety law and regulations: A national and consistent approach to regulation » Minimise conflict with transport and logistics specific regulatory frameworks. » Regulation Policy Committee 2012 VII. Continue high level of engagement and make submissions to Infrastructure Australia and the NTC on the National Ports Strategy and the National Freight Network Plan: The National Freight Network Plan should set the agenda for all governments » to ensure the appropriate regulatory environment, infrastructure and investment is in place to meet Australia’s freight needs. Infrastructure Policy Committee June 2012 VIII. NTC regulatory reform, including: Telematics » COAG Road Reform Program » Freight rail policy framework » Fatigue management » Performance Based Standards » Supply Chain strategies. » Regulation Policy Committee 2013 IX. Promote the adoption and development of safety best practices in transport and logistics through the National Logistics Safety Code (NLSC) and Retail Logistics Supply Chain Code of Conduct (RLSC). Safety Committee Ongoing with regular reporting to the Board on progress and outcomes X. Identify and undertake activities required to permit the RSLC to be registered as a Code of Practice under the national heavy vehicle regulatory framework. Regulation Policy Committee 2013 XI. Monitor and make submissions on the Henry Tax Review. Regulation Policy Committee 2012 XII. Advocacy on the role of Infrastructure Australia. Infrastructure Policy Committee Ongoing with regular reporting to the Board on progress and outcomes OBJECTIVE 2: Be the leading advocate of appropriate national regulation and infrastructure to ensure Australia enjoys the full benefits of freight transport and logistics policy development and reform