Integrated Freight Strategy for Queensland
Queensland continues to grow at a rapid pace. We are consuming - and exporting - more goods than ever before. As Queensland grows, so too does the demand for the movement of freight. This is placing increasing pressure on our transport system and our way of life.
To help manage these pressures, the Department of Transport and Main Roads has developed the Integrated Freight Strategy for Queensland to ensure the movement of freight meets the needs of our growing state, now and into the future.
The Strategy will provide a high-level strategic framework that supports more informed, consistent, coordinated and responsive strategies, plans and actions for the growing freight task. It will inform other transport planning and strategy documents which address specific modal decisions and contestability issues.
The Integrated Freight Strategy for Queensland also has a wider relevance to whole-of-government policies and plans. It is consistent with, and supports the objectives of Towards Q2, and has the potential to support better freight outcomes relating to economic development, community amenity, safety, the environment, congestion and industry competitiveness.
The Integrated Freight Strategy for Queensland was launched in December 2011.
The key objective of the Strategy is to "move freight efficiently" by the most effective and sustainable means, thus encouraging a multi-modal approach to the movement of freight.
Focus and future direction
The Strategy is intended to enhance Queensland’s ability to respond to future freight growth and the associated issues, challenges and opportunities. It focuses on the freight task and will guide the development of informed, responsive and coordinated solutions for freight by:
- informing the development of broader state government plans and strategies
- providing direction for informing national transport planning and reform agendas for transport and freight
- informing industry’s business and freight investment decisions
- fostering greater coordination and collaboration across government and industry about freight
- providing direction for enhancing the utilisation of the transport system for freight operations.
The Strategy was developed collaboratively with stakeholders including the Queensland Transport and Logistics Council, Federal and local government, industry associations, transport operators, infrastructure owners and freight customers.
The process included various discussions, meetings, workshops and public submissions via TMR’s website. Accordingly, the Strategy reflects many of the ideas raised during consultation and therefore balances the diverse freight interests of a broad range of stakeholders.
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Department of Transport and Main Roads
GPO Box 1549
Brisbane Qld 4001