REGIONAL FREIGHT FORUM TO BE HELD IN TAMWORTH, SUPPORTING THE FUTURE OF FREIGHT
The region’s freight operators are being invited to take part in a freight forum on the 2nd of November as part of a series of forums across NSW.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said local freight operators would be welcomed to the Best Western Sanctuary Inn from 9:30am to discuss projects and initiatives that the NSW Government is focused on to support the industry into the future
“Tamworth is one of the largest freight hubs in regional NSW and I want to ensure that local operators have the opportunity to take part in discussions around future planning in freight, current investments in new projects, along with initiatives and upcoming opportunities,” Mr Anderson said.
“Having local voices at the table discussing these issues ensures that we can plan better for the future in delivering on our $19.4 billion regional transport and roads infrastructure pipeline.
“A strong freight industry, supported by a strong regional roads network benefits all of us by ensuring efficient freight movements and reducing the cost of moving goods from point A to point B.”
Minister for Regional Roads and Transport Sam Farraway said freight injects $66 billion into the NSW economy annually, providing a vital service to business and the community.
“Freight is a priority for our Government and we know that local industry insight is critical to the future success of our state’s freight economy,” Mr Farraway said.
“We are delivering legacy infrastructure throughout the bush to keep people and goods moving. We are also listening to industry so we can better understand issues facing our regional operators and customers, as well as gaining feedback on the work we are doing.
“These forums allow us to engage with industry and to have important discussions with local freight operators and customers about their unique challenges and opportunities.
“We are committed to improving the connectivity, capacity and resilience of our freight network in response to the changing needs of communities and business across NSW.”
Registrations close Sunday 23 October. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.