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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2011
68 Map of major rail links, by network manager WestNet Other Genesee & Wyoming Australia Tasrail Queensland Rail/QR National V/Line RailCorp Australian Rail Track Corporation Townsville Hay Point Rockhampton BRISBANE CANBERRA MELBOURNE DARWIN ADELAIDE SYDNEY Newcastle Por t Kembla Por t Augusta Mt Isa Mildura Burnie HOBART Esperance Kalgoorlie Fremantle Geraldton Dampier Por t Hedland Alice Springs Croydon Cairns Forsayth National Freight and Port Strategy BITRE Australian Infrastructure Statistics Yearbook 2011 National Freight Network plan On 5 March 2010, ALC made a submission to Infrastructure Australia on the National Freight Network Plan. The submission was entitled A Seamless Economy - A Seamless Supply Chain; it stressed the importance of a national plan to the efficiency and productivity of the supply chains. ALC believes a National Freight Plan should not be a process of ‘picking winners’ from a list of projects, chosen without the advantage of rigorous cost‐benefit analysis, nor should freight volumes be directed towards specific transport modes. Rather, the NFP should aim to ensure that the estimated freight task in, say, 20 years can be met. Release of National Land Freight Strategy Discussion paper The National Land Freight Strategy Discussion Paper was subsequently released by Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, at the ALC Annual Forum in Melbourne on 22 February 2011. The Strategy Discussion Paper reinforced the importance of a national approach to the planning and development