• Aug4

    WA Submission to National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy

    By Cam Dumesny

    The Western Australian Road Transport Association (WARTA) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.

    WARTA (est 1911) is the recognised peak industry association of the WA Road Transport Industry.  The WA road transport industry employs over 30,000 people and directly generates over $9 billion annually.  Importantly the industry connects nearly every business sector of the WA economy to suppliers and/or markets (or ports).

    Immediately recognising the potential for very real gains through this initiative WARTA has taken an active role in both facilitating as well as driving industry consultations on the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy.  Actions include:

    • Initiating and helping to lead the first ever WA Freight and Supply Chain Summit (May 2017), involving business, industry and government leaders. This summit stimulated wider conversations within WA and nationally.
    • Participating and contributing to the development of:
      • WA Port Operations Task Force Submission;
      • Freight and Logistic Council of WA Submission; and
      • Australian Trucking Association Submission.
    • Additionally, conversations with the National Transport Commission on WA specific issues, led to WARTA organising meetings between affected WA Supply Chain participants and the NTC. Meeting outcomes are to be included in the NTC’s submission.
    • WARTA attended the Australian Logistics Council workshop, which provided an opportunity to also make a contribution to their submission.

    WARTA’s high level of engagement reinforces its belief that this National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy is critical to our industry, our State and our nation’s future prosperity.   Click here to read submission

    The table of contents of the submission demonstrate the breadth of the submission

    Executive Summary.


    Western Australia Freight Task is Different

    • WA has a Globally Competitive Freight Sector
    • Isolated Market
    • Remote Communities.
    • Recommendation One.

    WA Regional Freight Networks Need Focus.

    • Recommendation Two.
    • Disparate Information Sources.
    • Recommendation Three.
    • Systems Approach To Freight Network Investment
    • Recommendation Four
    • Industry Data for Planning and Information.
    • Recommendation Five.
    • Regional Road Funding Investment Reform.
    • Recommendation Six.
    • Changing Local Government Funding Programs.
    • Recommendation Seven.
    • Productivity Benefit Sharing.
    • Recommendation Eight

    Freight and Supply Chain Risks.

    • Strategic Fuel Risk.
    • Recommendation Nine.
    • Aging Long Haul Drivers.
    • Recommendation Ten.

    Port Landside Connections.

    • Protecting Freight Corridors.
    • Port Landside Connectivity.
    • Recommendation Eleven.
    • Port Landside Charges.

    The Urban Freight Task.

    • Urban Transport Planning Needs Two Pillars.
    • Recommendation Twelve.
    • Urban Freight Logistics Simulation Project

    General Comments.

    • Aiding Productivity Growth.
    • Recommendation Thirteen.
    • Improving the Public Image of the Freight and Industry.
    • Recommendation Fourteen.
    • Suppressed or Lost Economic Activity.
    • Recommendation Fifteen.

    Globally Brand WA and NT Freight and Logistics Sector

    • Benefits of Global Branding.
    • Recommendation Sixteen.

    Contact Details