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Future Freight Networks : Yearbook 2012
54 FORUM 2012 DAY 2 Guest Speaker: Duncan Gay MLC, New South Wales Minister for Roads and Ports New South Wales Minister for Roads and Ports, Duncan Gay, vowed to 'Make NSW Number One Again', reminding the audience of Premier Barry O'Farrell's intention to be known as the 'infrastructure premier'. Logistics in New South Wales is a $50 billion industry, employing tens of thousands directly and indirectly, Mr Gay said. The government has reformed the state's bureaucracy, creating Transport for New South Wales, shrinking to four from 10 the number of transport agencies. One division is dedicated solely to overseeing the state's freight task, Mr Gay added. The New South Wales Government's draft Freight and Ports Strategies will be completed by the end of June, with the final strategies slated for November. Mr Gay said the New South Wales Government is aiming to increase to 28 per cent the amount of freight moved through Port Botany by rail. The Minister highlighted the challenges of coping with the expected boom in container traffic through Port Botany. Should container traffic continue to grow at seven per cent per year, total containerised trade will grow by half, reaching three million TEUs by 2016. 'The Port Botany Landside Improvement Strategy has shortened turnaround time at stevedore terminals from 53 minutes to 32 minutes,' he said. 'The $1 billion investment by Hutchison for Port Botany's third stevedore terminal will also help relieve congestion.' While Sydney Ports is investing $100 million to build an intermodal facility at Enfield, the New South Wales Government urged its federal counterpart to move quickly on Moorebank. 'We would like to see the federal government take a whole precinct approach to the planning and delivery of intermodal facilities,' Mr Gay said. Mr Gay expressed support for the creation of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. He warned that calls for stricter speed limits aimed at reducing head-on and side-on collisions could lead to an 'unholy mess' as lower speed limits ignite frustration. Duncan Gay MLC, New South Wales Minister for Roads and Ports