National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy

To position Australia to meet its emerging freight and supply chain challenge the Commonwealth has developed the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy (the Strategy) and the National Action Plan (Action Plan) which together set an agenda for integrated national action across all freight modes over the next 20 years and beyond.

The Commonwealth worked closely with jurisdictions and industry stakeholders to develop the Strategy. In NSW there were consultation events and focus groups in Sydney and Albury.

The Transport and Infrastructure Council endorsed the Strategy and the Action Plan on Friday, 2 August 2019.

The National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy commits to national actions in four critical areas:

  • smarter and targeted infrastructure
  • enable improved supply chain efficiency
  • better planning, coordination and regulation
  • better freight location and performance data

The Strategy and Action Plan connect the actions that all governments are taking to respond to Australia’s freight challenges and provide a baseline for further reforms.

The NSW Freight and Ports Plan 2018-2023 published in September 2018 is a call to action for government and industry to collaborate on clear initiatives and targets to make the NSW freight task more efficient and safe so NSW can continue to move and grow. The Freight and Ports Plan supports the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy. The attachment shows the relevant initiatives corresponding to the critical areas in the NSW Implementation of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy and National Action Plan (PDF, 548.49 KB).

The 117 initiatives in the Freight and Ports Plan can be viewed in the Implementation Plan.

During the consultation period on the NSW Draft Freight and Ports Plan from December 2017 to March 2018 Transport for NSW received 116 submissions from the community, industry and government. These can be viewed here.